Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts

Program Rationale:

The Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts program leads to the award of the professional certificate. This program may include course work required for endorsement as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant in the State of Connecticut. The certification-track program is designed to provide opportunities for the candidate to examine reading and language arts from a perspective beyond classroom teaching. The candidate's planned program of graduate study is developed by the candidate and the program advisor. Course requirements will be based on the candidate's needs in terms of fulfilling professional and personal goals. Related areas of study may be developed in disciplines such as Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics, and Special Education. A minimum of 15 credits of 600-level courses is required in both the certification track and the non-certification track programs for the certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts program expands on CCSU's master of science degree program in reading and language arts and is based on the IRA/NCTE standards for reading professionals. In order to prepare knowlegeable and competent literacy professionals and/or literacy coaches, students in the program are expected to:

Course and Captone Requirements:
Reading/Language Arts Consultant Certification Track
The candidate's planned program of study totals a minimum of 30 credits and must include the following:
RDG 588 Teaching Children's Literature 3
RDG 692 Specialized Diagnosis and Remedial Techniques 3
RDG 694 Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Reading & Language Arts Programs 3
RDG 696 Practicum for Reading and Language Arts Consultants 3
RDG 697 Practicum for Reading and Language Arts Consultants II 3
RDG 698 Research Seminar 3
Required prerequisites:
RDG 503 Developmental Reading in PK-12 3
RDG 585 Reading in Content Area 3
RDG 589 Creative Language Arts 3
RDG 594 Diagnosis of Reading and Language Arts Difficulties 3
RDG 595 Remedial and Corrective Techniques in Reading & Language Arts 3
RDG 596 Clinical Practices in Reading & Language Arts 6
A candidate may need to complete additional coursework for his/her planned program of study and therefore may exceed the minimum of 30 credits.

Sixth-Year Certification in Reading and Language Arts Non-Certification Track
Research (3 Credits):
RDG 698 Research Seminar 3
Related Area of Study (6 credits)
Area of Specialization (15-18 credits)
Electives (3-6 credits)
Required prerequisites:
RDG 503 Developmental Reading in PK-12 3
RDG 585 Reading in Content Area 3
RDG 589 Creative Language Arts 3