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The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization prepares teachers in reading and literacy using a solid curriculum that expands their basic assumptions and knowledge of reading foundations, reading assessment, reading research, reading intervention, reading strategies and the design of effective literacy models.

Building literate classrooms across subject matters and preparing students to become fluent, independent readers has become a major emphasis in all school districts. This program is designed to help credential teachers meet local, state, and federal requirements. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing serves at the approving agency in the State of California.

The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program is geared towards educators with the potential to become leaders and mentors in the area of reading. It will provide educators with the right tools to improve student achievement.

Target Audience
 Individuals and Educators who desire training and reading and literacy to build a solid curriculum.
 
Teachers with a valid California teaching credential and at least 3 years of teaching experience and a California English Learner Authorization are eligible for a Reading and Literacy Added Authorization.
 
If you do not meet the requirements for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Added Authorization you may still earn a Reading Instruction Professional Certificate from UCSD Extension.

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
The California Teaching Credential Added Authorization, when held in conjunction with a prerequisite credential authorizes the holder to provide the following services to students at one or more school sites, at the grade levels authorized by the prerequisite credential:
(1) provide student assessment in reading, and student instruction that is responsive to the assessments;
(2) develop, implement and adapt reading instruction, and assist teachers with respect to the prevention and intervention of reading difficulties; and
(3) may perform those services at one or more school sites at the grade levels authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential.

Industry Certification
This program is aligned with the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization requirements and standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). All required courses are CCTC approved; therefore once admitted candidates complete the program, they will be eligible to earn an official Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The Program
  • # of courses required: 6
  • Total units: 21
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Time to Complete: Candidates can complete in 9-12 months
  • Delivery: Online
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There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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