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. Only teachers with a valid California teaching credential may apply to this program.

For candidates wishing to combine the Reading and Literacy authorization 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.