A graduate certificate can open the doors to advancement in your field by giving you a new or advanced skill set. Some certificates can even cover continuing education requirements for certain fields.

Special Reading K-12 Teaching License Curriculum

In the Special Reading K-12 Teaching License program, you’ll learn how to better assist struggling readers to become more independent through teaching strategies and proper assessment. Completion of this certificate opens the door to district-level literacy positions and provides a Missouri advanced teaching license as a reading specialist. Program courses are offered over a two-year cycle.

This advanced teaching license requires a valid Missouri teaching license and two years teaching experience. Candidates seeking certification as a reading specialist should work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the certification requirements.  

  • EX601. Educational Assessment Techniques (3)
  • EL648.Dyslexia & Reading Disabilities (3)
  • EL647. Reading Assessment (3)
    • Prerequisites: Graduate standing; EL644; EL646; SE602; or consent of instructor.
  • EL644. Understanding and Applying the Multidimensional Process of Reading (3) 
    • Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • EL646. Inquiry and Research Models Used to Improve Reading Instruction (3)
    • Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • EL624. Effective Literacy Leadership (3)
    • Prerequisites: EL644; EL646; or consent of instructor.
  • EL611. Practicum I Early Literacy Learners (3)
    • Prerequisite: EL647; or consent of instructor. (3)
  • EL 630 Reading Recovery Seminar I AND EL 631 Reading Recovery Seminar II may be substituted for EL 611.
  • EL623. Practicum II. Older Literacy Learners (3)
    • Prerequisite: EL647; or consent of instructor.
  • SE602. Effective Literacy Instruction at the Middle and Secondary Levels. 

Courses which may be Undergraduate or Graduate: 

  • CF/PY120. The Child: Development from Conception through Adolescence (3)  


  • PY222. Development of the Adolescent (3) 


  • EX390. Psychology and Education of Children with Exceptionalities (3) 


  • EX635. Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs (3) 


  • EX302. Language Development of Children with Exceptionalities (3)  


  • CE370. Language Acquisition of the Young Child (3) Fall, Spring  


  • EX602. Language Development of the Exceptional Child (3) 


  • EX304. Classroom and Behavior Management (3) Fall, Spring  


  • EX621. Behavior Intervention Strategies (2)  


  • EX622. Behavior Intervention Strategies Internship (1)

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