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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Specialist Certification

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Students seeking Reading Specialist certification must hold a master’s degree and a valid Texas teaching certification and verify a minimum of two years of approved successful full-time teaching experience. A passing score on the Reading Specialist Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) is required. The plan consists of a minimum of 18-19 semester hours.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Reading Specialist program. Each applicant must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours.
  • Provide proof of a valid Texas teaching certificate.
  • Provide a letter of support from a school building administrator.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Certificate Requirements

Additional Information

Candidates must pass the Reading Specialist State Assessment by their final semester or enroll in and successfully complete this course.

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