Reading Specialist Certificate Programs Pennsylvania

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Reading Specialist Certificate

Classes begin Fall, Spring and Summer

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that those who specialize in the development of reading curricula will see a projected employment increase of 22% through 2016. This jump in the number of reading specialist jobs reflects the need to meet new high standards in education.

Our reading specialist certificate program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Completion of this program will prepare you to sit for the NTE (National Teacher Examination) reading certification exam.  NTE certification will provide you with reading certification for grades K-12 in Pennsylvania.

The program was designed to prepare students in the classroom with technics to strengthen instructional skills and theoretical orientation. It also prepares students for the role of a reading specialist, who serves as a reading specialist resource to the school district.

The reading specialist exam and Praxis must be taken by all students in this program. Applications for the reading specialist exam are available in the College of Education and Human Services Office. For more information, read the Graduate Program Reading Guide.

Learn more about the Reading Specialist curriculum.

Cal U also offers a master's in education - reading specialist program.

Please Note: California University of Pennsylvania does not award certification. Completers of this program will be awarded a certificate from California University of Pennsylvania.  This certificate does not relate to certification or licensure.  To earn certification, completers of the program must apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which grants certification.   

All students who will be seeking licensure/certification outside of Pennsylvania should consult the State Authorization web page for more information.

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