Reading Specialist Certification Requirements
- Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
- Masters degree.
- A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
- Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work
- The program for the certificate includes:
- Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in reading.
- A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics.
- A professional education area of at least six semester hours.
(Individuals holding provisional certification at the elementary level are required to have at least six semester hours in the study of the junior high and/or high school age pupil and in the study of working with pupils at the secondary level;
individuals holding certification at the junior and/or high school level are required to have at least six semester hours in the study of the elementary school pupil and in the study of working with pupils at this level.)
- Pass the TExES #151.
Degree Plan: Reading Specialist Certification (Offered Completely Online)
Core (12 semester hours)
- C&I 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
OR C&I 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
- C&I 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
- FED 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
- FED 6331 Human Growth and Development
OR FED 6333 Principles of Human Learning
- C&I 6360 Foundations of Literacy Learning
- C&I 6362 Assessment of Literacy Learning
- LNG 6310 Linguistics and Reading
- EED 6365 Teaching the language Arts
- C&I 6304 Practicum in Reading
- C&I 6330 Using Multicultural Literature
- C&I 6305 Professional Research
- C&I 6363 Reading in Content Areas