Feb 04, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Contact Information

Program Director: Candace Poindexter

Academic Advisor: Terri Taylor


The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) allows a candidate who currently holds a teaching credential to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments. Holders of the RLAA are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas at one or more school sites. This program may be taken concurrently with the Reading Instruction, M.A.  program or as a stand-alone program.

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Technology Requirement Form
  • 2 sealed official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Copy of valid California 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential
  • Interview with Program Director/Assistant Director
  • Verification of Experience Form
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Program Requirements

Total: 15 semester hours

Additional Requirement

  • RLAA Portfolio