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Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Under Common Core standards, teachers are to use “complex and varied” texts to help students learn reading comprehension. Do you have the skills to help your students achieve this?

Designed for Pre-K–12 teachers, the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) program at CSU Bakersfield will equip you to meet the Common Core requirement and enrich the learning experience of your students! Students have the option to enroll in the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program as a stand-alone certificate, or pursue it concurrently with the M.A. in Education - Curriculum and Instruction master's degree.

At A Glance

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    Credits12

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    Average Completion Time1 year

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    Cost$450 cost per credit

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    LocationCSUB Online

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    Admission CycleFall, Spring, and Summer

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    Next Application DeadlineSpring 2023 Priority: October 1, 2022

Program Details

How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines

Application to the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:

  • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Application (paper based - available here)

  • Copy of valid teaching credential

  • One unofficial transcript from every college attended

  • $35 application / evaluation fee

See Admissions Requirements for prerequisites, minimum GPA, and testing requirements. 

All materials should be submitted to:

CSU Bakersfield Extended Education
9001 Stockdale Highway – 30 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311

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Application Deadlines

We offer start dates for three terms throughout the year. Please see the deadlines below for each term. Note: Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive preference for inclusion in a particular term should we receive more admissions than slots available. 

Summer Semester Admission:
Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: March 1

Fall Semester Admission:
Priority Deadline: May 1
Regular Deadline: June 1

Spring Semester Admission:
Priority Deadline: October 1
Regular Deadline: November 1

Get Started Today

Take the first step! Complete the form below to receive more information about the Reading and Literature Added Authorization program at CSUB.