2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Certificate

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The pivotal goal of all the courses in the Reading Certificate program is to contribute to the improved reading achievement of California’s children by influencing the professional growth of their teachers. Upon successful completion of all coursework, candidates may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for the Reading Certificate. Candidates must have completed three years of successful K-12 teaching at the time of submission to CCTC for this certificate. Please contact the credential analyst at the regional center for further information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Candidates who complete the Reading Certificate program will be able to:

Equip: Maintain competencies in knowledge and skills by demonstration of the following:

  1. Utilize research-based instructional practices, intervention models and strategies in reading and language arts to benefit all students.
  2. Utilize effective instructional practices by the application of the teaching model of “plan, teach, reflect, and apply” to maximize student success and to effectively communicate with all students – special needs, diverse cultural groups, and second language learners.

Transform: Promote the success of all students by demonstration of the following:

  1. Collect and analyze data to advocate for all students.
  2. Cultivate on-going self-evaluation and life-long learning habits that promote PLNU dispositions of noble character.

Empower: Promote the success of all students by demonstration of the following:

  1. Research and identify research-based strategies to help struggling readers.
  2. Reflect on the research based strategies that were applied during intervention and how they had implications for the candidate’s instructional practices.

Program Eligibility for the Reading Certificate

See the degree to which the certificate program is attached.

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