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Reading Specialist Certification
without Master of Education

27 credits
All courses are three-credit courses.

  • EDG 522 Creating a Community of Readers 
  • EDG 530 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching Phonics 
  • EDG 541 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading 
  • EDG 542 - Learners at Risk: Diagnostic Practicum I
  • EDG 590 - Communication Arts in Secondary Content
  • EDG 549 - Teaching of Writing
  • EDG 615 - Internship in Literacy
  • EDG 595 - Leadership for Literacy Learning 
  • EDG 593 - Growth through Community: Diagnostic Practicum II

An exit portfolio is required. 

Students without a year of teaching may have additional requirements.

To complete the Master of Education with Reading Specialist Certification:

  • EDG 598 - Foundations in Literacy
  • EDG 521 - Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education
  • EDG 501 - Educational Research

For more information, contact graduate@cabrini.edu.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education outlines specific standards for Reading Specialist, K-12 Certification.