Certification in Reading Specialist (K-12)

Eastern University's Reading Specialist Certification program prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, implement research-based reading curriculum, including the Science of Reading, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, and serve competently in their chosen field. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Reading Specialist Certification (PK-12).

Program Details

PA Certification Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements before being recommended for a PA certification in their certification area.

  • Hold a Instructional I or II Certification
  • An exiting GPA of 3.0
  • Successful Completion of course requirements in their certification area
  • Successful Completion of PRAXIS II test (5302)
  • Practicum taken under the supervision of a university faculty member who is also a certified Reading Specialist.

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State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.