Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate


Lisa K. Richardson
(907) 796-6435

Application Requirements

Admission to the Reading Certificate program requires the same application materials as the M.Ed. in Reading Specialist. If the Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate application is submitted with the M.Ed. application, the $60 application fee will be charged only once.

Admission Requirements Education Certificate

  1. Application for admission and $60 non-refundable admission fee.
  2. Copy of a current Alaska teaching or administrative certificate.
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation on SOE form.
  4. Official transcript(s) indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0. degree.
  5. Writing Assessment: 2-3 page typewritten, double-spaced formal paper containing a summary of your educational experiences, a description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach Alaska’s students and those beyond and a statement of how the program might help in attaining those goals. Statement will be judged in terms of readability and style as well as compatibility of the student’s objectives, expectations and goals of the program.
  6. Statement of ability to do field experience on SOE form.
Minimum Credit Hours24
Certificate Requirements
EDRE S671Language, Reading and Culture3
EDRE S674Developing Reading, ECE-123
EDRE S675Reading and Cognition3
EDRE S676Reading Instruction and Assessment I3
EDRE S677Reading Instruction and Assessment II3
EDRE S678Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers at All Levels3
EDRE S679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDRE S696Reading Teacher As Leader3
Total Credits24

Exit Requirements

  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses