Reading & Writing Specialist (Teacher Certification for Already Certified Teachers)
This Post-Baccalaureate Program is for candidates interested in pursuing teacher certification. The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program is designed for 21st Century Educators, providing an in-depth focus on the critical issues that are transforming the landscape of education - innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.
Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
Prerequisites: Must have completed a master's degree in a literacy-related field as defined by state certification guidelines and have three years classroom teaching experience.
|Post Bac Reading & Writing Specialist 1|
|Introductory Level Education Courses|
|EDC 800||Introduction to Field Experience/Program Requirements||1|
|EDC 823||Teaching Language Arts and Literacy||6|
|EDC 875||Foundations of Language and Literacy Development||4|
|Intermediate Level Education Courses|
|EDC 876||Reading and Writing Disabilities: Assessment and Instruction||4|
|EDC 877||Content Area Literacy||4|
|Advanced Level Education Courses|
|EDC 879||Role of the Reading and Writing Specialist I - Practicum||6|
|EDC 880||Role of the Reading and Writing Specialist II - Practicum||6|
A minimum grade of B- is required in all Major coursework.
State Certification Requirements
The following requirements must be completed in order to be recommended to the state for Teacher Certification.
- Pearson Foundations of Reading Exam required. Students must attempt to pass Pearson Foundations of Reading Exam prior to taking the Culminating Teaching Experience & Seminar. Passing exam scores are required for state certification.
- Earned Master's Degree required. The RWS certification requires an earned master's degree in a literacy-related area.
This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first semester at UNH.
Sample Course Sequence
|EDC 800||Introduction to Field Experience/Program Requirements Nonclinical; Complete CHRC Process||1|
|EDC 823||Teaching Language Arts and Literacy Clinical A||6|
|EDC 875||Foundations of Language and Literacy Development Clinical B||4|
|EDC 876||Reading and Writing Disabilities: Assessment and Instruction Clinical A||4|
|EDC 877||Content Area Literacy Clinical A||4|
|EDC 879||Role of the Reading and Writing Specialist I - Practicum Clinical A||6|
|EDC 880||Role of the Reading and Writing Specialist II - Practicum Clinical A||6|
Note: Only 1 Clinical A course allowed per term
- Be reflective and knowledgeable about learners and are able to employ instructional methods, strategies and technologies to meet the needs of all students;
- Have a rich understanding of the subject/s that they teach;
- Employ best practices in the planning, delivery and assessment of instruction to improve learning achievement of Pre-K-12 students.