Plan of Work

The Education Specialist Certificate consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, chosen in consultation with the student's major advisor. The program is intentionally designed to be flexible in order to meet the needs and interests of a variety of students. Therefore, the program is unique 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 intention of continuing on to a doctoral program, or a student may simply want to expand their knowledge in reading and literacy. In each case, the student's Plan of Work would be different. Please note that in order to obtain the Reading Specialist Endorsement, students must complete a series of 24 hours of required coursework in specific courses.

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 RLL concentration courses for the Ph.D in Curriculum Studies. 

Reading, Language, and Literature Education Courses (RLL) in University Bulletin

Education Specialist Certificate Program Forms