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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
Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
|General University Requirements||Must meet certificate program regulations.
|Application||A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.|
|Resume or Curriculum Vitae||Not required.|
|Letters of Recommendation||Not required.|
|Statement of Purpose||Not required.|
|Test Scores||Not required.|
|Evaluation of Foreign Credentials||All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
|International Applicants||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements