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Are you a practicing teacher seeking to pursue further work in the area of literacy to better meet the needs of all students, but don’t have time for a full 24-credit-hour licensure?

Or are you a parent or professional who wants to know more about the reading process and how to help you children and/or adults in your family or the community?

Our graduate certificate in reading offers classroom instruction and training experiences necessary to be fully competent in the content and pedagogy of reading instruction. The four-course program delivers deep knowledge of language, reading psychology, children’s literature, or the management of a reading program based on assessment.

Required Courses

The four-course certificate is divided into elementary and secondary tracks. Coursework includes the following: 1) teaching reading; 2) a language arts course that will enable students to integrate reading, writing, listening and speaking skills; 3) assessment and interventions for persons with reading/writing difficulties; and 4) a course customized for the students' needs.

The certificate hours may be used toward the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in elementary or secondary education, if a licensed teacher chooses to apply to the M.S.Ed. program at a later date. A fifth course may be approved from a school outside the School of Education. The minimum cumulative GPA to receive a certificate is 3.0 with no grade below a B

  1. Teaching Reading. Students will take the elementary focus with EDUC-E545 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Reading in Elementary School (3 credits) or students will take the secondary focus with EDUC-S514 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Reading in Jr. High/Secondary School (3 credits).
  2. Language Arts. Students with the elementary focus will take E549 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary School (3 credits); those students with the secondary focus will take S516 Advanced Method of Secondary English Language Arts (3 credits).
  3. Assessments and Interventions. Students will take EDUC-X504 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom (3 credits) or EDUC-E515 Workshop in Elementary Reading (3 credits).
  4. Instructional Strategies course to meet the students’ needs. Students will consult with an advisor to select an online, hybrid, or face-to-face course to meet the students’ specific instructional needs. Such courses include but are not limited to EDUC-L520 Advanced Methods of Second/Foreign Language Teaching (3 credits), EDUC-K590 Methods in High Incidence (3 credits), EDUC-W505 Impacting Student Learning (3 credits), EDUC-W506 Internet in the Classroom (3 credits), and EDUC-P510 Psychology of Teaching (3 credits).

Curriculum Map for Certificate in Reading

Elementary Focus
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Fall Semester
EDUC-E 545 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Reading in Elementary School 3 (face-to-face)
Spring Semester
EDUC-X 504 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom or E515 Workshop in Elementary Reading 3 (face-to-face)
Instructional strategies as approved by advisor
Summer Semester
EDUC-E 549 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary School 3 (hybrid)
Optional Course Outside of Education
Total 12 to 15
Secondary Focus
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Fall Semester
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Reading in Jr. High/Secondary School 3 (hybrid)
Spring Semester
EDUC-S 516 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Language Arts in the Jr. High/Secondary School 3 (hybrid)
EDUC-X 504 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom 3 (face-to-face)
or
EDUC-E 515 Workshop in Elementary Reading 3
Summer Semester
Instructional strategies as approved by advisor. May include, but are not limited to:
EDUC-L 520 Advanced Methods of Second/Foreign language Teaching 3
EDUC-K 590 Methods in High Incidence 3
EDUC-W 505 Impacting Student Learning 3
EDUC-W 506 Internet in the Classroom 3
EDUC-P 510 Psychology of Teaching 3
Optional Course Outside of Education
Total 12 to 15

Admission Process

Admission to the IU Southeast Graduate Program in the School of Education as a non-degree student which includes an undergraduate degree.

The IU Southeast School of Education accepts applications on a rolling basis. They are reviewed up until ten days before the term begins.

  1. Carefully review all admission requirements for your program of interest. You are required to fill out the Advising Form and email it to Faye Camahalan fcamahal@ius.edu. She will confirm receipt of the form, may ask additional information or request a phone conversation with you. If necessary, a meeting will be scheduled.

    For questions about the graduate certificate in reading, contact Faye Camahalan at fcamahal@ius.edu or (812) 941-2136. You may request to meet in person for advising.
  2. Complete online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, contact our Records Specialist.

    Mary Ann Wild
    Records Specialist
    Phone: (812) 941-2388
  3. On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A 2.5 GPA for all undergraduate course work, 3.0 GPA for all graduate course work.
  5. Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)

Please send all completed materials to:

IU Southeast School of Education
Mary Ann Wild, Records Specialist
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Advising

  1. If you need individual advising for the M.S.Ed, licensure, or Rank I programs, contact Faye Camahalan.
  2. If you need individual advising for any of our Licensing, Concentration or Certification Programs, contact the following faculty advisors.

    Computer Education (Technology)
    Dr. Gary Pinkston

    Counseling
    Dr. Mary Bradley

    Educational Leadership
    Dr. Gloria Murray

    English as a New Language/English as a second language
    Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez

    Gifted and Talented Education
    Dr. Faye Camahalan

    Reading
    Dr. Susan Ridout
  3. If you wish to attend a group advising session, please see the schedule below for each program category.
  4. If you are seeking permission for a class, please follow the directions found in the online schedule. Contact Dr. Faye Camahalan if you have questions or concerns.
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Faye Marsha G. Camahalan Ph.D.

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2136
fcamahal@ius.edu

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Gloria J. Murray Ed.D.

Professor
Interim Director for the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement

Hillside Hall 24
Phone: (812) 941-2448
Fax: (812)941-2667
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Gary Pinkston Ed.D.

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Educational Technology Instructor
Computer Licensure Coordinator

Hillside Hall 0004
Phone: (812) 941-2183
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Susan Ridout Ph.D.

Professor

Hillside Hall 12
Phone: (812) 941-2367
sridout@ius.edu

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