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Many children struggle with reading at a basic level and often need individualized instruction. You can help improve their literacy skills by becoming a licensed Reading Specialist. Your role includes assessing, diagnosing and instructing students in their reading and writing skills. Reading Specialists work alongside K-12 educators and often provide one-on-one instruction for students struggling in their reading and writing comprehension. You’ll develop individualized plans for addressing their reading difficulties. Offered as part of the master’s in Reading program, you can earn your certificate in no time. Our program prepares you for the TExES #151 Reading Specialist examination.

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Reading Specialist Certification :: Program Details

Admission Requirements

To qualify for this certificate, you must:

  • Hold a master’s degree in reading or a department-approved master’s degree
  • Hold a Texas Provisional or Standard Teaching Certificate
  • Have at least two years of teaching experience in an accredited school

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Complete application
  • Pay $50.00 non-refundable application fee through MarketPlace
  • Pay $35.00 TEA non-refundable assessment fee through MarketPlace
  • Complete Degree plan
  • Submit a letter of recommendation on school letterhead from a certified school administrator
  • Submit copy of Texas teaching certificate
  • Submit copy of Teacher Service Record from school district personnel office indicating at least two years of classroom teaching experience
  • Successfully complete interview

Certificate Requirements

To complete this program, you must:

  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA in certificate coursework
  • Complete core courses in the master’s degree in reading curriculum
  • Complete two support area and professional development courses
  • Teach for at least three years in an accredited school
  • Pass the TExES reading specialist exam
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