Reading Specialist Professional Certificate

To be considered for admission to the Reading Specialist Professional Certificate, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit an application for graduate studies by the due dates provided by the TAMIU Graduate School. Deadlines may be found at
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts from TAMIU do not need to be submitted.
  4. Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as listed
  5. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (students with a 2.5-2.9 GPA may be considered based on a required interview).
  6. Submit two (2) Professional Letters & one (1) Academic Letter.
  7. Complete an Essay on the Literacy Topic provided.
  8.  Complete the College of Education application.
  9. Submit the FERPA Form.
  10. Submit the Code of Ethics Form.
  11. Complete the Texas A&M International College of Education On-line Screening Survey.
EDRD 5303Theoretical Models & Proc Rdg3
EDRD 5305Content Area Reading3
EDRD 5309Theory&Prac of Early Rdg Dev3
EDRD 5313Design, Imp&Eval of Rdg Prog3
EDRD 5319Adv Diag Reading Difficulties3
EDRD 5321Literacy Interv Diverse Pop3
EDRD 5323Individualized Instr in Rdg3
EDRD 5324Literacy Prof Prep Seminar3
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Total Semester Credit Hours27