Feb 09, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

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Contact Information

Program Director: Edmundo F. Litton

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. 

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Apply current evidence-based and developmentally appropriate strategies in the following areas: oral language development, word analysis, fluency, vocabulary development, listening and reading comprehension, and written language development
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic principles of assessment by evaluating the needs of all students through the use of formative and summative assessment
  • Implement appropriate literacy learning strategies using differentiated instruction
  • Demonstrate support of excellence in teaching reading and provide appropriate intervention strategies

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  PreliminaryTeaching Credential OR a Designated Subjects Teaching credential with a baccalaureate degree and passage of the state basic skills proficiency test
  • Three years of head teaching experience by the end of the RLAA (Teaching experiences while on an Intern credential are not included in these years)
  • 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

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