Reading & Literacy Added Authorization

Candidates who currently hold a valid California teaching credential are eligible to apply to the Reading & Literacy Added Authorization program (formerly the Reading Certificate). The Reading & Literacy Added Authorization is a state certification which authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide literacy instruction in response to those assessments. Reading & Literacy Added Authorization holders are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. Only teachers with a valid California teaching credential may apply to this program.

Candidates who currently hold a valid California teaching credential are eligible to apply to the Reading & Literacy Added Authorization program (formerly the Reading Certificate). The Reading & Literacy Added Authorization is a state certification which authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide literacy instruction in response to those assessments. Reading & Literacy Added Authorization holders are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. Candidates who do not hold a California single or multiple subject credential and have a personal and/or professional interest in reading and literacy are welcome to apply to the program but do not recieve the Added Authorization.

For candidates wishing to combine the Reading and Literacy authorization coursework with a Master of Arts degree, we invite you to look into the M.A. in Educational Studies, a program that allows for maximum flexibility in curriculum.