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.
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
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.
For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.: