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Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (Online)

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (Online)

Program Overview

The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program will prepare classroom teachers who are holding a valid California teaching credential to become a more effective and reflective literacy teacher and literacy leader (e.g., a literacy coach) in their school.

The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program is offered the the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).

The program consists of five 3-unit courses that cover literacy instruction and assessment, literacy instruction across content areas, literacy instruction for English language learners and struggling students, integrating tech­nology to enhance literacy instruction, and connections between literacy theory, research, and practices. Address­ing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and STEM content areas within the context of literacy instruction will be focused across all five courses.

Special Features and Benefits

  • Classes are held online and are self-paced.
  • The program is scheduled during two consecutive summer semesters and one winter session: 1st sum­mer semester (2 courses), 1 winter session (1 course), and 2nd summer semester (2 courses).
  • Program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
  • At the completion of the program, participants can apply for CTC's Reading and Literacy Added Authorization. Please refer to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/req-added-auth

Who Should Apply

  • Teachers holding a valid California teaching credential OR working in a community college or an educa­tional setting who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills for teaching reading and writing to diverse groups of students.
  • Teachers who aim to teach reading and writing across the curriculum and with an integration of technology.
  • Teachers who aim to become critical consumers of research, and become skillful at making a connection between research, theory, and practices.