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Graduate Reading Program

THE READING AND LITERACY ADDED AUTHORIZATION

The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) is issued by the State of California. Individuals who earn the RLAA are authorized by the state to provide reading instruction and to serve as school-based literacy leaders.

  • This authorization requires 33 quarter units of graduate coursework (All 33 units must be completed within 7 years)
  • Up to 13 units from an accredited credential program can be brought in
  • The RLAA can be completed in 3 consecutive quarters
  • Candidates who are currently pursuing the MS, option in Curriculum can also complete the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization by adding the 5 graduate reading courses (some of these courses may also serve as electives in the MS, option in Curriculum program, with department approval)

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, OPTION IN READING INSTRUCTION

The Master of Science Degree in Education, Option in Reading Instruction is designed to provide advanced special preparation and competencies for teachers and enables graduates to work in districts to: Develop the skills and knowledge to diagnose reading difficulties and provide remediation that improves educational outcomes for diverse students. Become Literacy Leaders in their school and school districts, Practice the art of collaboration in their daily practice. Promote social justice and democracy in their schools and classrooms, and Engage in discerning reflection and become ethical professionals.

  • This degree option requires 45 quarter units of graduate coursework (All 45 units must be completed within 7 years)
  • Up to 13 units from an accredited credential program can be brought in
  • The MS in Education, option in Reading Instruction can be completed in 5 consecutive quarters

AVAILABILITY AND SCHEDULING OF CLASSES

Graduate classes are offered in the late afternoon, evenings, and some Saturdays.

During Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters most classes typically begin at 4:30 p.m. or later.

Classes in the Teacher Education Department utilize many forms of delivery including face-to-face, hybrid, online, and weekend sessions.

Reading Program Handbook

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