2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Reading Education Graduate Certificate

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: School of Teacher Education
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/reading-education/

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Reading Education provides teachers with research-based strategies for teaching reading.

The Graduate Certificate in Reading Education meets the Florida Department of Education Reading Endorsement requirements and prepares classroom teachers with an emphasis on research-based strategies for assessment and instruction of K-12 reading. The Reading Education Graduate Certificate program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CCIE-Reading-Education-GC-June2020.pdf.


For the Reading Education certificate, students complete six required courses (18 credit hours total). Although there are no program course prerequisites, candidates who have had no previous children’s or adolescent literature courses are strongly encouraged to take one course prior to enrolling in the certificate program or at least prior to enrolling in RED 6846  Reading Practicum.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Suggested courses for those candidates who have not had previous children’s or adolescent literature courses include:  LAE 5415 - Children’s Literature in Elementary Education  (3 Credit Hours) or LAE 5465 - Literature for Adolescents  (3 Credit Hours).

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applicants must show proof of one of the following:  Florida professional teaching certificate, Florida Department of Education Statement of Eligibility indicating that all requirements for professional (not temporary) certification have been met, completion of a state-approved initial teacher preparation program (undergraduate or graduate), or admission to a graduate-level state-approved preparation program.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link below is the best that is available to us. This information represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to current and prospective students, as you make your career and educational choices.

Application Deadlines

Reading Education Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Michelle Kelley EdD
Education Complex 315N

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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