Reading and Language ArtsAdvanced Official Certificate Program

This program is offered by the Literacy, Elementary, & Early Childhood Education Department

Program Description

This is a non-degree program which provides coursework that leads to endorsement as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant in the state of Connecticut. This program is great for applicants who already hold the 102 endorsement (Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts) and need a few courses for the 097 endorsement (Reading and Language Arts Consultant). Applicants are expected to have a Master's degree or a Sixth Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale. Applicants must also have 3 years of teaching experience.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Candidates interpret and summarize historically shared knowledge of the profession and changes over time in the perceptions of reading and writing development, processes, and components.
  2. Candidates support classroom teachers and other education professionals in using instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  3. Candidates lead classroom teachers and other education support personnel in analyzing and using assessment data to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
  4. Candidates provide support and leadership to educators, parents, students and other members of the school community in valuing the contributions of diverse people and traditions to literacy learning.
  5. Candidates participate in, design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective and differentiated professional development programs.