Advanced Official Certificate Program

Reading and Language Arts

Central to Supporting Teachers with Effective Instruction.

CCSU’s Advanced Official Certificate Program in Reading & Language Arts is a non-degree program that prepares students for an endorsement as a Reading & Language Arts Consultant in Connecticut.  This program is great for applicants who already hold the 102 endorsement (Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts) and need a few courses for the 097 endorsement (Reading and Language Arts Consultant). 

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August 
  • Attend full- or part-time 
  • Classes offered on campus and online 
  • Financial aid is available 
  • No GMAT/GRE required 



Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates interpret and summarize historically shared knowledge of the profession and changes over time in the perceptions of reading and writing development, processes, and components.
  • Candidates support classroom teachers and other education professionals in using instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  • Candidates lead classroom teachers and other education support personnel in analyzing and using assessment data to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
  • Candidates provide support and leadership to educators, parents, students and other members of the school community in valuing the contributions of diverse people and traditions to literacy learning.
  • Candidates participate in, design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective and differentiated professional development programs.