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Program Requirements & Outline

Eligibility to apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Added Authorization in Reading & Literacy requires verification of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Added Authorization, Reading & Literacy coursework

  • Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST)

  • Verification of Experience

    • Students must have three years of teaching experience before applying to CTC for the Added Authorization, but years of experience are not required to begin taking the courses.

  • Valid California Teaching Credential

Students enrolled in the M.A. in Education - Curriculum and Instruction degree program can use the Added Authorization, Reading & Literacy courses to fulfill elective requirements.