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Reading Certificate (code 415)

This certificate is granted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

The Reading Certificate provides classroom teachers with advanced preparation in reading/language arts assessment and instruction, as well as theory and research in teaching reading, grades K-12. Some candidates may wish to complete the 12-unit Reading Certificate program as a terminal objective, while others may wish to complete it as a prerequisite to the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential Program.

The state requires that a candidate must have three years of teaching experience prior to recommendation for the Reading Certificate. (Applicants to the program should note that there is no teaching experience requirement for completion of the Masters in Education Option in Reading and Language Arts.)


See the Master's Degree Program Option in Reading/Language Arts.


See the Master's Degree Program Option in Reading/Language Arts.


  • Take all of the following:
    • EDRG 540 Advanced Studies in Literacy (3)
    • EDRG 551 Assessment and Instruction in Reading and Writing (3)
    • EDRG 558 Language Study for Reading Teachers (3)
    • EDRG 559 Practicum Teaching Reading/Language Arts (3)

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