Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential

Open to applicants who already hold a valid California teaching credential, the Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential (formerly the Reading & Language Arts Specialist Credential) provides educators with the specialized skills they need to better understand not only literacy and reading issues, but also the instructional aspects related to literacy. Graduates of this program will be prepared to take on leadership roles in materials selection, literacy program development, and professional and staff development at the school, district, and county levels. You will also be prepared to lead reading teacher trainings, design field study research, plan literacy curriculum, oversee implementation of reading programs, provide intervention instruction, and transform teaching across the curriculum.