Reading K-12 Graduate Certificate

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The objective of this graduate certificate is to prepare literacy leaders, including reading specialists, literacy coaches and teachers who are curriculum leaders in the area of literacy.

Delivery Options

All CS programs offer on-campus, evening classes that are currently held from 4:30-7:00p.m.  Most CS programs also offer hybrid courses both online & evening).  See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.


The Department of Curriculum Studies offers a 15-credit Reading K-12 Graduate Certificate for successful completion of EDCS 601, 646, 647, 605, 690, and a Professional Teaching Portfolio based on the International Reading Association Standards (2010). 

The certificate may be earned with the MEd-CS, or as a certificate-only program. (This certificate will appear on students’ transcripts and may be used to add a teaching field (Reading specialist K-12) to an existing Hawaii Standard or Advanced License). Regardless of whether or not the MEd CS is pursued consecutively, students must apply for the Graduate Certificate as a separate program through Graduate Division to receive the certificate. Please contact the Curriculum Studies department for more information.

Prospective students may refer to this handbook following admittance into the Reading K-12 Graduate Certificate program as a future continuing and graduating student.

Master's Degree Option 

For the MEd-CS, students need only complete an additional 15 credits, including four core classes and one additional course. The Professional Teaching Portfolio fulfills the Plan B requirement.

Quick Facts

Teacher Licensure:
Online Classes:
Evening Classes:
Fall '14
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