This graduate certificate is designed for teachers who already have a master’s degree. Coursework includes foundational knowledge of literacy development, instructional and assessment strategies for individuals and groups, and preparation as a literacy coach and staff developer. Successful completion of this state-approved sequence of courses leads to reading specialist licensure for teachers who hold a master’s degree, pass the Virginia Reading Assessment, and have three years of teaching under contract.
What it costs
The cost is $630.75 per credit hour for VA state residents or $536.14 per credit hour for VA state residents who are eligible and apply for the 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount. All out-of-state students qualify for an automatic 40% discount and a cost of $830.75 per credit hour. Fees include a $35 per credit hour Distance Learning fee. New Student and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.
This program has a priority application deadline of April 2 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Applications are accepted on a space-available basis after the priority deadlines.Request Info