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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

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

*Practicum experiences are embedded within these courses.

 

Literacy Coach Add-On Certification

To qualify 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 – 4 graduate courses shown below

*Practicum experience based on individual program of study established by institution.

Admission Requirements

Literacy Add-on Certifications

  • Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
  • Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
  • Official Scores - No tests are required for admission to add-on certification program.

Application Deadlines
The Office of Graduate Studies admits non-degree students on a rolling basis. However, course registrations typically fill well in advance of each session. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to complete the non-degree application process at least two weeks prior to ensure course availability.

Information 

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