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
Average Completion Time1 year
Cost$450 cost per credit
Admission CycleFall, Spring, and Summer
Next Application DeadlineSummer 2024: February 1, 2024
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
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
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