Programs

Literacy Specialist Programs

This comprehensive graduate program addresses requirements for the #102: Remedial Reading Teacher and #097: Literacy Consultant endorsements with embedded clinical experiences and practiced-based inquiry.   

Because the Literacy Specialist Programs must be taken as part of a Master’s Degree or Sixth-Year Diploma, you will need to apply through UConn’s Graduate School.

View a 2020 cohort draft schedule.

Expand the dropdown menus below to see the required courses for each license.

102 License – Remedial Reading and Language Arts Teacher

Though specific position titles vary widely by school district, teachers who hold the 102 license are certified to be specialists providing and/or supporting expert and intensive reading instruction and intervention. Read more on Page 80 of UConn’s 2019-20 Graduate Catalog.

Plan of Study: Remedial Reading and Language Arts Teacher, Grades 1-12

Enrollees take at least one course in each column. Complete your plan of study.

Elementary Methods Secondary Methods Teaching Literature§ Clinic 1*  Clinic 2* Clinic 3* Content Area§ Individual Differences Writing
EDCI 5100 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades EDCI 5135 Literacy in the Secondary School EDCI 5130 Teaching Children’s Literature in the Elementary School EDCI 5145 Classroom Assessment and Correction of Reading Difficulties EDCI 5150 Clinical Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties EDCI 5155 Advanced Reading / Language Arts Clinic EDCI 5140 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas EPSY 5108 Instruction for Students With Special Needs in the Mainstream EDCI 5110 Teaching Writing in the Elementary School, K-6
EDCI 5125 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle and Junior High School EDCI 5125 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle and Junior High School EDCI 5250 Teaching Literature to Adolescents EDCI 5120 Introductory Reading Clinic (Reading Recovery) EDCI 5120 Introductory Reading Clinic (Reading Recovery) EDCI 5080 Content Area Reading and Disciplinary Literacy EPSY 3110 Exceptionality EDCI 5105 Teaching the Language Arts
EDCI 5115 The Teaching of Reading      

§Teaching Literature and Content Area courses can be taken at any time.

*Clinic courses must be taken consecutively and cannot be taken before Methods courses.

097 License – Reading Consultant

Those who hold the 097 license are certified to design and supervise reading programs at the school or district level. The 097 license is an administrative license for those who have worked for at least one year as a Remedial Reading and Language Arts Teacher. Read more on Page 80 of UConn’s 2019-20 Graduate Catalog.

Plan of Study: Reading and Language Arts Consultant, #097

Enrollees take at least one course in each column. Complete your plan of study.

EDCI 5150 - Clinical Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties EDCI 5160 - Design, Management and Supervision of Reading Programs EDCI 5092 - Practicum
EDCI 5155 – Advanced Reading/Language Arts Clinic

To Apply

  1. Complete the online application to the Graduate School

  2. Upload the following materials electronically into the online application:

    • Transcripts of all collegiate work completed to date, graduate and undergraduate
    • 1 Reference Letter (*new for this summer)
    • Personal Goal Statement
    • TOEFL (for international applicants whose native language is not English)
    • Resume/Vita
    • Evidence of K-12 or Other Relevant Teaching Experience

 

Apply for Fall 2020 by July 15, 2020.

    Graduate Certificate in Literacy & Deaf Education

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    Free Online Course

    The Reading and Language Arts Center will be offering a free online literacy course, “Literacy Learning Engagement and Inclusivity in Uncertain Times,” this summer. The course will be open to the public and is designed for K-12 educators of all kinds.

    Registration will open soon. Join our mailing list for this free course, and we will inform you when registration is live. 

    The Center also is affiliated with degree programs in Bilingual and Bicultural Education at the master’s, sixth-year, and doctoral levels at UConn’s Neag School of Education.

    For more information, please visit the Neag School’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction website.

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