University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Reading Specialist Certificate

Reading Education - Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study (K-12)

The School of Education offers preparation that leads to certification as a Reading Specialist (K-12). Coursework is completed in a blended format of on-campus and online study. The curriculum for the Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study (K-12) is designed to provide candidates with opportunities to build specialized knowledge, engage in principled practice in supervised settings, and prepare for leadership roles in schools and school districts. The curriculum addresses the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (2010) in the areas of:
  • Foundational Knowledge
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity
  • Literate Environment
  • Professional Learning and Leadership

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School of Education
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5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-648-2230
FAX: 412-648-1899
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