In addition to the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential (29 units), there are 3 research courses (9 units) required for a total of 38 units. (Currently not receiving applications for this program.)

Prerequisites

  • A basic teaching credential.
  • 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience (which may be earned concurrently).

Required Courses: Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential (29 units)

  • READ 223 - Balanced Reading Theory, 3 units
  • READ 254 - Reading in the Content Areas, 3 units
  • READ 257 - Building Literacy with Multicultural Literature, 3 units
  • EDUC 541 - Assessment and Program Planning, 3 units
  • READ 255 - Diagnostic Teaching, 3 units
  • READ 325 - Early Literacy: Introduction and Assessment Clinic, 4 units
  • READ 326 - Later Literacy: Assessment and Instruction Clinic, 4 units
  • EDUC 244 - Staff Development and Parent Education, 3 units
  • READ 520 - Reading Leadership: Program Design and Practicum (Prerequisite: All courses required for the credential), 3 units

Research Courses (9 units)

  • EDUC 572 - Research Seminar I , 3 units
  • EDUC 583 – Resaerch Seminar II (Prerequisites: A passing grade on the Writing Proficiency Exam, EDUC 572), 3 units
  • EDUC 592 - Thesis (Prerequisite: EDUC 583), 3 units

Note: Passage of EDUC 572 (Research Seminar I) with a B or better and passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) are required for unconditional acceptance to this graduate degree program and are prerequisites to EDUC 582 (Research Seminar II). Therefore, all master's degree students are advised to take the WPE in the first semester of their graduate coursework.

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