CA Reading Specialist Certificate / Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

This program is open to credentialed teachers who are only interested in the California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA, formerly CA Reading Specialist Certificate). If you already possess a California teaching credential with English Learner authorization, you may enroll in USF's RLAA program and complete 14 units of reading coursework without pursuing a master's degree.

Our program includes the following coursework:

  • fluency and comprehension for linguistically diverse learners
  • assessment and intervention with struggling readers
  • literacy leadership, research, and practice
  • reading practicum
  • tutoring in primary grades