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Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Reading Specialist
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Bilingual Reading Specialist certificate is a 15-semester-credit-hour graduate certificate program for those who wish to become bilingual reading specialists as well as for educators who wish to obtain increased knowledge of reading instruction and literacy development in bilingual contexts.
The BRS Certificate program consists of 15 credit hours (five graduate courses).
Courses that are part of the certificate program include the following:
- Socio-cultural Issues & Teaching of Reading (BBL 5173)
- Second Language Reading and Writing (ESL 5033)
- Bi-literacy in Bilingual Classrooms (BBL 5063)
- Assessment in BBL and Second Language Studies (BBL 5053)
- Multicultural Literature for Children (BBL 5193)
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Admission requirements and prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Specific Degree Requirements: See Catalog
Graduate Studies Application: Yes
Department Application: No
Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.