Reading Specialist Certification

  • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Gain skills as a resourceful literacy education leader while preparing for the TExES Reading Specialist Exam – 18 credit hours
  • Flexible program allows busy, working teachers to receive certification on their own time
  • *Applicants must hold a Master’s degree for admission to this program


The Reading Specialist Certification consists of 18 credit hours and is designed for students with at least two years of experience as a full-time teacher in the classroom at a public or private, accredited EC-12 school. The six courses and case study in this specialization prepare students for the TExES Reading Specialist Exam #151.

Students will learn to:

  • Fulfill Reading Specialist requirements.
  • Increase proficiency as leaders and resource persons in literacy education.
  • Train for literacy instruction at early childhood, middle and high school levels.
  • Improve reading and writing instruction throughout the curriculum.
  • Enhance knowledge of children’s and adolescent literature.
  • Understand how to diagnose and remediate reading and writing deficiencies.


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Reading Specialist Certification Courses

Students in the Reading Specialist Certification program will join the M.Ed. in Advanced Literacy Instruction cohort for the following specialization-specific classes only.

Course #

Course Title

LTC 5330 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy
LTC 5331 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum
LTC 5333 Literature and Literacy
LTC 5338 Reading and Literacy Programs
LTC 5339 Evaluation and Diagnosis of Literacy Needs
LTC 5336 Literacy Improvement and Remediation – Practicum

Webinar orientations or face-to-face orientations are available for this program. Please email or call 512.313.5650 to schedule your orientation.

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