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Teach students the art of reading

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.

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Reading Specialist Certification :: Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Reading Specialist Certification Program, you must:

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

You must submit the items above as a complete packet to:

Leesa Cannon
Educator Certification & Academic Services Department
Young Education North 202

Certificate Requirements

To obtain certification, you must:

  • Have a master’s degree in reading curriculum
  • Have two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Pass the TExES reading specialist exam

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