2012-13 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 09, 2021  
2012-13 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization


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This added authorization is a 12 unit program for credentialed teachers who want specialized certification to teach reading in the PreK-12 setting.  The program follows an explicit philosophy and purpose based on current, confirmed replicable and reliable research in literacy as referenced in the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Framewors (Volume 1) and the California Reaching/Language Arts Framework.

Upon successful completion of all coursework, candidates may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization.  Candidates must have completed three years of successful K-12 teaching at the time of submission to CTC for this added authorization. Please contact the credential analyst at the regional center for further information.

Program Learning Outcomes


Candidates who complete the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization 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 create a culture of literacy for all students.
  2. Utilize current research in literacy, state standards, and 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 and Literacy


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