Certificate of Completion in Reading Specialist

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Reading Specialist

Academic Plan Code

5128

Credits

24-30

MCCCD Program Detail

http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125845

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Education

Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Reading Specialist program qualifies certified Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teachers for Reading Endorsement in Grades K-8, Grades 6-12, or Grades K-12 as specified by the Arizona Department of Education. Coursework focuses on foundations of language and literacy, essential elements of elementary reading and writing instruction, elements of elementary content area reading and writing, reading assessment systems, and leadership. Certificate requires a reading practicum in a K-12 classroom setting.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify the stages of reading development and define each of the five constructs of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  2. Identify national, state and grade-level literacy proficiency standards that guide the instruction of reading in K-8 and 6-12 classrooms, including intervention, remediation and evaluation.
  3. Examine state and federal laws regarding assessment and provision of services for students with reading difficulties or reading disabilities.
  4. Select, administer, and interpret reliable and valid classroom screening measures, both formal and informal, to determine students' reading proficiency and identify students at risk for reading difficulty.
  5. Identify strategies to support student communication development and explicitly teach academic vocabulary, oral language, strategies for reading words in text, and literal, inferential, critical, and evaluative comprehension skills.
  6. Identify and use a variety of literacy strategies and interventions with students of varying abilities and experiences.
  7. Using qualitative and quantitative data, develop and implement explicit, systematic instruction and methods of assessment to monitor and improve student performance in reading and language arts.
  8. Identify students' reading difficulties and develop an intervention instructional plan and assessment schedule to monitor progress.
  9. Design and implement a literacy block involving direct instruction, small group guided reading instruction, literacy stations, and independent practice that incorporates the Essential Elements of Reading and Writing Instruction and other research-based reading and writing strategies and materials.
  10. Read, analyze and summarize current education research and theory of the teacher leader.
  11. Develop a personal leadership philosophy and action plan grounded in educational research and self-assessment of personal growth as a teacher leader.
  12. Demonstrate leadership skills related to working collaboratively with staff, teachers, and administration.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teacher certification.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:12-18
EPD244Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3) OR
EDU271Phonics Based Reading and Decoding (3) OR
EDU/ENH291Children’'s Literature (3)3
 
Select one of the following three (3) tracks
Track I: Grades K-8 Credits:9
EPD271AAEssential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-83
EPD272AAElements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-83
EPD277AAReading Field Experience K-83
 
Track II: Grades 6-12 Credits:9
EPD271ABEssential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing I nstruction 6-123
EPD272ABElements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-123
EPD277ABReading Field Experience 6-123
 
Track III: Grades K-12 Credits:18
EPD271AAEssential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-83
EPD271ABEssential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 6-123
EPD272AAElements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-83
EPD272ABElements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-123
EPD277AAReading Field Experience K-83
EPD277ABReading Field Experience 6-123

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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Major: 5128
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: 2020 Spring
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24-30
CIPS code: 13.9999
SOC codes: 25-2012.00, 25-2021.00, 25-2022.00, 25-2031.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Education and Training
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Last Updated: 01/13/2020