Reading/Language Arts (Hybrid)

Reading Certificate


The Reading Certificate (now referred to as Reading and Literacy Added Authorization) aims to improve the quality of literacy instruction among literacy educators in order to benefit learners at all levels (pre-K-adult) to acquire a lifelong love of literacy. By advocating for research, policy, and instructional practices that are appropriate and effective, the program strives to promote and sustain a culture of literacy within the schools, homes, and communities of those we serve. Program graduates are highly qualified professionals who understand how to engage in sound instructional practices grounded in current literacy theory and research, including balanced literacy instruction, new literacies and digital literacies, alignment to common core standards, and literacy education for diverse learners.

Program courses overlap with the first 6 Program Core courses in the Master of Arts in Education, Reading/ Literacy Option, and Specialist Credential Programs.

Program Coursework (24 units)

  • ERDG 619: Reading Assessment & Evaluation
  • ERDG 626: Foundations of Literacy
  • ERDG 627: Literacy & Language Processes
  • ERDG 636: Critical Approaches to a Culture of Literacy
  • ERDG 637: Basic Materials, Approaches to Literacy
  • ERDG 639: Practicum in Literacy Programs

Each year, applications are accepted for Fall Quarter only. The graduate program application deadline for Fall Quarter is in July each year: Check the Office of Graduate Studies site for admission deadlines.

For more information, please contact 909-537-7405

Program Coordinator:
Lasisi Ajayi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Foundations
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Email: lajayi@csusb.edu
Phone: 909-537-7603