Jan 22, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential


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Contact Information


Program Director: Candace Poindexter

Academic Advisor: Terri Taylor

Introduction/Overview


The Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential allows candidates to work as Reading Specialists in schools and to act in a leadership role in materials selection, program development, and professional development in reading and literacy at the school and district levels. Candidates who hold a current teaching credential may count their coursework towards the Reading Instruction M.A. based on the curriculum match. All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.

Program Outcomes


As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Create positive literacy environments to motivate and engage all learners using current technologies
  • Take steps to serve as a leader to develop and maintain reading initiative at the school site or district level
  • Collaborate with parents/families and community to enrich or reform the teaching of reading practices

Program Admissions Requirements


  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Technology Requirement Form
  • 2 sealed official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Verification of Experience form
  • Copy of valid California 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential
  • Proof of satisfying California's Basic Skill Requirement
  • Interview with Program Director/Assistant Director
  • 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


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