University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Reading Education

Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study

Academic Prerequisites

All applicants must have a current teaching certificate.

The following courses may be taken as electives throughout the course of the program, if they have not been taken as prerequisites: Teaching of English Language Learners, Foundations of Special Education, Students with Disabilities (Elementary OR Secondary), and Literacy Assessment and Instruction.

Prerequisite Credits
Teaching of Reading OR Language Arts 3
Human Development OR Educational Psychology 3
Children's or Adolescent Literature 3
Teaching English Language Learners 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Students with Disabilities in the Classroom (Elementary or Secondary) 3
Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings 3