Reading Education Graduate Certificate

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College : Education and Human Performance Degree :CRT
Department : School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Option : N/A
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The Graduate Certificate in Reading Education provides teachers with research-based strategies for teaching reading.


For the Reading Education certificate, students complete six required courses (18 credit hours total). Although there are no program course prerequisites, candidates who have had no previous children’s or adolescent literature courses are strongly encouraged to take one course prior to enrolling in the certificate program or at least prior to enrolling in RED 6846 Reading Practicum.

Total Credit Hours Required:
18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Suggested courses for those candidates who have not had previous children’s or adolescent literature courses include: LAE 5415 Children’s Literature in Elementary Education (3 credit hours) or LAE 5465 Literature for Adolescents (3 credit hours). 

Required Courses—18 Credit Hours

  • RED 5147 Developmental Reading* (3 credit hours)
  • RED 5517 Classroom Diagnosis and Development of Reading Proficiencies (3 credit hours) (PR: RED 5147) 
  • TSL 5085 Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms* (3 credit hours)
  • RED 6845 Advanced Evaluation and Instruction in Reading (3 credit hours) (PR: RED 5517) 
  • RED 6846 Reading Practicum (6 credit hours) (PR: RED 6845) 

*Online delivery course.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applicants must show proof of one of the following:  Florida professional teaching certificate, Florida Department of Education Statement of Eligibility indicating that all requirements for professional (not temporary) certification have been met, completion of a state-approved initial teacher preparation program (undergraduate or graduate), or admission to a graduate level state-approved preparation program.

Application Deadlines

Reading Education Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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