Program Overview: This 12 unit, graduate-level, online certificate program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that meets the emerging needs for community college faculty in the area of postsecondary reading. The certificate satisfies the California mandate under AB 1725 requiring certification in adult reading instruction for community college teachers of English.
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Start by printing and completing the application. Candidates for admission to the Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning must have completed a BS or BA from an accredited institution having achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted for that degree. Applications for the Fall 2015 term must be received (via fax or mail) before 4 p.m. (PST) on Monday, August 3, 2015.
In addition, you will need to write a short three-paragraph response about your technology knowledge and skills, your abilities to be an online learner, and your professional goals related to completion of the certificate.
Once you have completed these steps and have been formally admitted to the program, you will receive information as to course enrollment, the textbook ordering processes and timelines. Please submit your application to:
JoAnne Greenbaum, Reading Department
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
Fax: 657.278.5085 or 657.278.3110
The audience would be anyone who is interested in working in the postsecondary reading and learning environment - classroom setting, learning assistance program, tutorial services, advisement offices, student services administration, business/industry and workplace settings, etc. They might also be participating in this certificate program to improve chances of advancement in their current professional setting or to seek another professional focus.
Prerequisite: notification of official admission into the Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate Program or appropriate classified graduate standing.
The certificate satisfies the California mandate under AB 1725 requiring certification in adult reading instruction for community college teachers of English.
“I can honestly say that having a reading certificate has not only improved my level of reading instruction but has made me more marketable as I apply for positions.“