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Literacy Add-On Certifications

The Spadoni College of Education offers the coursework licensed educators may use to apply for add-on certification by the South Carolina Department of Education for Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach. The coursework provides an in-depth study of literacy foundations and assessment, coaching, teaching methods, curriculum development, and supervision of reading programs.

‌Literacy Teacher Add-on Certification

To apply for the Literacy Teacher certification, the South Carolina State Department of Education has the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Initial or professional certification at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or K-12 level
  • Minimum qualifying score(s) on the content area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education
  • Two years of successful teaching experience
  • Specialized preparation - graduate courses as shown below

 

 

Required Courses

Hours

Semester Offered

EDLL 600
Advanced Reading Theory: Philosophical, Historical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading

3

Fall, Summer 1

*EDLL 604
Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Evaluation

3

Fall, Spring

*EDLL 616 (for EC/Elem) OR

EDLL 617 Content Literacy (middle/secondary)

3

Spring & Summer 2

Only Summer 2

*EDLL 608
Instructional Strategies and Materials in Literacy

3

Fall, Summer 1

*Practicum experiences are embedded within these courses.

Literacy Coach Add-on Certification

To apply for the Literacy Coach certification, the South Carolina State Department of Education has the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Initial or professional certification at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or K-12 level
  • Minimum qualifying score(s) on the content area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education
  • Five years of successful teaching experience
  • 12 Semester hours of courses required for the Literacy Teacher certification
  • Specialized preparation – graduate courses shown below

Required Courses

Hours

Semester Offered

*EDLL 620 
Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Populations

3

Summer I

*EDLL 621
Developing Literacy Teacher -Leaders within School Communities

3

 

Summer 2

*EDLL 622 
Action Research in Literacy Coaching

3

Fall

*Practicum experiences are embedded within these courses.

Contact Information

Jennifer Altieri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Literacy Education
Prince Building 122A
843-349-2669
jaltieri@coastal.edu

Katie Walker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy and ESOL Education
Prince Building 122D
843-349-6441
mwalker2@coastal.edu