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Earn a reading specialist certification and endorsement in instructional coaching

Elementary Education: K-12 Reading Specialist and Instructional Coaching: Literacy Endorsement (Master of Education, PDE Certification, and PDE Endorsement)

Offered by: Elementary Education / Early Childhood

Considering becoming a reading specialist, Title I teacher, or literacy coach? Through the K-12 Reading Specialist Certification & Instructional Coaching Endorsement-Literacy Emphasis program, teachers can add the K-12 reading specialist certification and an endorsement in instructional coaching / literacy emphasis to their current teaching certificate while also earning a Masters of Education in Reading degree.

Description

For teachers interested in preparing for roles as both reading specialists and instructional coaches, the K-12 Reading Specialist Certification and Instructional Coaching Endorsement-Literacy Emphasis program provides additional preparation in instructional coaching with a literacy emphasis. This program leads to certification as a K-12 reading specialist and an instructional coaching endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Highlights

This program offers working professionals:

  • Flexibility and convenience with all courses offered exclusively online
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced faculty with doctoral degrees who are experts in their fields

Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Resume
  • A Copy of Teaching Certificate (any state)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: two from a professional or one from a professional and one from a faculty member
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 

*Applicants may submit supplemental application materials as a PDF or JPEG file via email (graduate.admissions@sru.edu), fax (724-738-2146), or mail. Applicants may also choose to submit their supplemental materials via the wufoo forms linked above. 

* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent states approved for online classes and internships by clicking here to see if SRU is authorized to offer distance education and/or field experiences in your state of residency.

*Clearances are due no later than one (1) week prior to deadline for course registration for each program's practicum/field experience-----no student will be permitted to register for their program's practicum and take part in practicum/field experiences without clear clearances on file at SRU. Students are to send the following by the due date:

  • Clear Act 34 Criminal History Record: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 114 FBI Record Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses. A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 151 Child Abuse Background Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.  Students must file an updated Act 24 with SRU if any additional arrests/convictions occur while enrolled at SRU.