Reading Interventionist Graduate Certificate

The candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the components of reading and describe how these areas pose challenges for students with disabilities*: 

    • Phonological awareness & phonics 

    • Fluency 

    • Vocabulary 

    • Comprehension

    • Language

    • Word study (investigate and understand the patterns in words)

  • Describe the Simple View of Reading & Reading Rope models and how they are used to understand reading development, instructional needs, and reading concerns

  • Describe key characteristics of good and poor readers including students with reading disabilities.

  • Understand the reciprocal relationships among phonemic awareness, decoding, word recognition, spelling, and vocabulary knowledge.

  • Know/apply in practice considerations for systematically, cumulatively, and explicitly teaching basic decoding and spelling skills.

  • Implement an integrated system of assessment and data collection for identification of students struggling to meet academic and behavioral expectations.

  • Know and utilize in practice well-validated screening tests designed to identify students at risk for reading difficulties.

  • Demonstrate an ability to match instructional research-validated literacy interventions to identified student needs. 

  • Align general education curriculum, compensatory and special education in providing high quality standards-based instruction/intervention that is matched to students’ academic needs

SPE 604RsrchBsedModel:Lit,WritOrlLang3
SPE 710WRP: Intro Multisens Lang Inst1
SPE 711WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdr 1-33
SPE 712WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdr 4-63
SPE 713WRP: Int Instr- NonRepsRdrPrac3
Total Hours13