Reading Teacher K-12 (Graduate Certificate)

Reading Teacher K-12 (Graduate Certificate)

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The Reading Teacher K-12 graduate certificate program will prepare you to become a specialized teacher of reading K-12 in your district or improve your own classroom instruction. You will receive special instruction on effective instruction and assessment for K-12 students who are struggling in reading.

Program Highlights

  • Available as an online 5 course program 
  • Can be completed in 3 semesters, including a summer session and fall and spring semester
  • Courses taken for the Reading K-12 Certification may be applied to a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Distinctions

  • Incorporates Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board standards for licensure as a reading teacher
  • The School of Education is accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board 

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Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 N/A N/A
Spring November 15 N/A N/A
Summer June 1 N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Kristi Bergeson

Popular Careers

  • Teacher
  • District reading specialist

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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