This certificate requires the core courses for a master's degree in reading, two professional development courses, two support area courses (linguistics and multicultural awareness), 3 years of teaching experience in an accredited school and a passing score on the TExES exam. This plan must be approved by an advisor in reading and should be filed as soon as possible after initiation of the program of study to ensure that the program planned meets the certification requirements. An overall grade point average of 3.25 in all certificate coursework is required. The requirements for this certificate may be met as part of the master's degree program of studies or in addition to it. Please consult a departmental advisor for details.