Graduate College Certificate in Reading Instruction

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This innovative online program provides educators with the opportunity to earn a Graduate College Certificate in Reading Instruction from the Program in Language, Reading, and Culture (LRC). This series of courses is available to graduate students in LRC and related fields, and to non-degree seeking students admitted to the Graduate College. Each course is a dynamic online learning environment featuring digital media, streamed for easy access, discussion forums, and other participatory learning tools.

These courses can also be applied toward graduate degrees in the Language, Reading and Culture Program in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education. Students admitted to the LRC graduate program may apply these courses to their program of study.

Students who want only the certificate must apply to the UA Graduate College.  Students who want a LRC degree need to apply to the program.

The University of Arizona Graduate College Certificate in Reading Instruction provides educators with the essential tools needed to enhance their careers as reading specialists. The program is designed for experienced teachers seeking professional development, mid-career professionals needing additional training, and student teachers desiring the literacy know-how to secure employment.

Students who complete the Graduate College Reading Certificate Program are able to:

  • Assist literacy learners of all ages, pre-K, grades 1-12, and adult.
  • Understand the nature of the reading process and how to offer quality instruction.  .
  • Understand the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  • Utilize a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
  • Put to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan effective instruction.
  • Integrate knowledge of instructional practices, curricular materials, and assessment and evaluation tools to create a literate environment that fosters both reading and writing.
  • View professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.

Fifteen units are required for the certificate. Twenty-one units are required for the endorsement. Listed below are descriptions of the courses. Students may choose from the following online courses/course combinations:

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

l. LRC 505-Language & Literacy (3 units)
Description: Survey of reading and writing relationships: development, instruction, and evaluation.

2. LRC 520/521

LRC 520-Literacy Curriculum and Instruction for Children  (3 units)

Description: Linguistics, psychological and cultural influences on decoding, phonics and comprehension, the theories that influence reading practice, and the instructional materials and strategies that support readers.

LRC 521-Literacy Curriculum and Instruction for Adolescents  (3 units)

Description: Essential Elements of Secondary/Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction.

3. LRC 522/523

LRC 522- Literacy in the Content Areas for Children  (3 units)

Description:  Elements of content area reading and writing for elementary students. Methodology appropriate for reading and writing to learn content; compatible organizational models; program implementation.

LRC 523-Literacy in the Content Areas for Adolescents  (3 units)
Description:  Elements of content area reading and writing for elementary students. Methodology appropriate for reading and writing to learn content; compatible organizational models; program implementation.

4. LRC 524/525

LRC 524-Literacy Assessment  (3 units)

Description: Assessment for literacy development.

LRC 525-Literacy Assessment, Instruction and Intervention  (3 units)
 
Description: Procedures for assessing and developing reading and writing skills and strategies for struggling readers and writers.

5. LRC 526-Curricular Leadership in Literacy and Language (3 units)

Description: Curriculum theory and models; staff development for implementing change.

6. LRC 693-Internship, Practicum (3 units)

Description: Field Practicum-supervised field internship. Please contact Professor Patricia Anders for this course.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
Professor Elizabeth Jaeger, Director of the Graduate College Certificate in Reading Instruction
Email: elizabethjaeger@email.arizona.edu
Office Telephone: 520.621.2195
Office Location: COE 821