Add-On Licensure in Reading

This program is designed for professionals who have already completed a master’s program in education or who are currently enrolled in a master’s program and would like additional licensure as a reading specialist.

  • Fully online, primarily synchronous with some asynchronous components
  • 18 credit hours
  • 1- to 2-year completion options
  • K-12 Reading Specialist licensure
  • Designed for individuals who currently hold a master’s degree in education, North Carolina initial teaching license, and two years of teaching experience
  • Aligned with the goals of the North Carolina Advanced Competency Standards, the International Literacy Association (ILA), and the National Board Teaching Standards
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This program is designed to help professionals with a master’s in education prepare for licensure as a Reading Specialist.

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