The Reading Education program area now offers the Reading Specialist certificate program. Teachers who hold an M.Ed. or an M.T. degree can take advantage of this certificate program to add the state's K12 reading specialist endorsement to their teaching license. Teachers can finish the certificate program in 2-3 years' time if they are enrolled as part-time students off-Grounds, depending on courses selected. Recent MT graduates can take advantage of the coaching element to the coursework as they begin their teaching careers. The GRE is not required for admission.
At the end of the program, completers are eligible for the Commonwealth of Virginia's K-12 reading specialist endorsement to be added to their teaching licenses when they have also completed three years of teaching during which the teaching of reading was a primary responsibility.
The Curry School of Education is a state-approved program for the training of future reading specialists.
The reading specialist certificate is available at the Curry School and through its off-Grounds outreach. Courses can be taken in a face-to-face format or online. The certificate consists of twenty-four (24) hours of coursework in the reading area and six (6) hours in cognate areas as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for its K-12 reading specialist endorsement. The RVE exam is required for successful certificate completion.
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