Plan of Work
The Educational Specialist Certificate consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work selected by the Major Advisor. The program is specifically designed to be flexible to meet the needs of a variety of students; therefore the program is different for each student. For example, a student may be enrolled in this program to complete a K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement or may be enrolled in the program with the intent to continue on to a doctoral program or may simply want to expand knowledge in reading/literacy. In each case the courses taken would be different.
The Plan of Work can include courses from the master's level and must include some courses from the doctoral level. The program also typically includes a culminating course such as ED 7990 (Directed Study) or 7998 (Field Study).
For possible courses see the RLL courses for the M. Ed. in Reading and the Ed. D. in RLL.