This graduate certificate develops research-focused, student-centered teachers and leaders. Aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) guidelines, coursework for this program covers foundational knowledge, instructional and assessment strategies for individuals and groups, and preparation for literacy coaches and staff developers. 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 $595.00 per credit hour for VA state residents or $505.75 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 $795.00 per credit hour. Fees include a $35 per credit hour Distance Education fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.
This program has an application deadline of April 15 for Fall and November 1 for Spring.Request Info