Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction

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Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction

Interested in developing your abilities in reading instruction but not quite ready for a full degree program?  Are you are already enrolled in a related graduate program?  Our Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction may be just what you need.  Courses are conveniently offered online, and, if you decide you want to pursue a graduate degree in reading education the certificate courses you take will transfer into those degrees.

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Certificate Overview

The purpose of the graduate certificate in reading instruction is to better develop students’ knowledge of reading education to make them more effective teachers.

Coursework — 12 hours minimum

  • Required Content Area Courses — 6 hours
    • CTRD 6000/6006 Language and Literacy in the Content Area or CTRD 6710/6716 Literacy and Inquiry in the Content Areas Grades 6-12
    • CTRD 6700/6706 Developmental Reading K-12
  • Recommended elective courses — 6 hours
    • CTRD 7400/7406 Assessment and Instruction for Reading Intervention
    • CTRD 7510/7516 Research in Reading Education
    • CTRD 7520/7526 Curriculum and Teaching in Reading Education
    • CTRD 7530/7536 Organization of Program in Reading Education
    • Other advisor-approved courses in Reading Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages Education, or Educational Media
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Current Graduate Students

  • If you are currently enrolled in a graduate degree, notify the program coordinator that you want to pursue this certificate.

Non-Degree Students

  • If you are not enrolled in a graduate program, apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student through the Graduate School and notify the program coordinator that you want to pursue this certificate.

Application and Admission Information

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Cost & Financial Information


Financial Support

  • There are grants and fellowships available to graduate students who are enrolled in degree programs (Bachelors, Master’s Ed.S., Ph.D).
  • Auburn University’s Financial Aid Office also helps students find support.
  • Note: Federal financial aid cannot be used to fund a graduate certificate if it is the only program in which a student is enrolled.