Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
Reading & Literacy Added Authorization
The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments. RLAA holders are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. Holders of the RLAA are authorized to perform the following duties at the school site level (could be at one or more school sites) at the grade levels authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential:
- Provide direct reading intervention to students and adapt instructional practices and strategies to provide direct specialized reading instruction to students with severe reading difficulties including monitoring and adjusting intervention instruction;
- Participate in the adoption of literacy curricula, facilitate and monitor implementation of adopted curricula, and support and assist teachers in the use of literacy curricula;
- Select and administer ongoing formal and informal diagnostic assessments of students’ progress, report results, assist teachers in modifying instructional practices, and use the results for student placement in and exit from reading intervention programs;
- Interpret results of school-wide reading assessment data to monitor student progress and identify modification of instructional practices and strategies to assist teachers;
- Develop, implement and adapt reading and literacy instructional materials, technologies, and strategies in alignment with students’ assessed reading and literacy needs including the prevention and intervention of reading difficulties; and assist teachers to ensure that the full range of students develop proficiency; and
- Assist students’ and teachers’ use of information and communication technologies and the development of digital literacy
Requirements for the RLAA
Please note: Requirements for the application to the RLAA are not required for admission to the Literacy and Reading Education (LRE) program. RLAA requirements may be met during and up to five years after program completion.
Individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements before applying to CTCC for the RLAA:
- Possess a valid basic California teaching credential, which may be one of the following:
- a teaching credential requiring a bachelor’s degree and a professional preparation program, including student teaching
- a clear, full-time designated subjects teaching credential, provided that the holder also possesses a bachelor’s degree and has met the basic skills requirement.
- Possess an English Learner Authorization
- Provide verification of three years successful, full-time teaching experience in any grade or subject, preschool through adult exclusive of student teaching, intern teaching, or teaching while holding an emergency or teaching permit
- Completion of 15 units of CSUF's Literacy and Reading Education program.
The Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Individuals wishing to pursue the Specialist Credential must make a formal application to the University indicating the specific Specialist Credential program desired.
Please note: Application for the credential can be submitted after coursework has been completed.
For more information on coursework, please consult the section in the University Catalog .
For information on College of Education Admissions and Application Information please visit our Added Authorization Admissions page.
*The hybrid program is a blended program where 50% of the assignments and discussions are online. The hybrid cohort meets once a week on Mondays from 4:30-7:30pm. This program is highly recommended for students who are not fully comfortable with the 100% online format. Space is limited.