Graduate Certificate Summary
DescriptionThe Response to Intervention: Reading Certificate Program certificate program offers a route for teachers to begin graduate coursework closely linked to the practices and reform mandated in their schools. Response to Intervention (RtI) framework is not a part of educational legislation through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As such, training in RtI is an emerging need in many school systems. Currently, the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools holds three separate grants on RtI practices, and the center has reported a need for training on RtI in Nebraska and beyond.
This certificate program within the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education allows teachers engaged in Response to Intervention in their schools to gain professional recognition their expertise. The coursework of this certificate program also offers a Response to Intervention (RtI) model for future coursework in other content areas within the graduate department.
Response to Intervention (RtI): Reading Certificate Program
- This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.
- On the WebDepartment Website
- Graduate ChairDr. Kathy Wilson
- Certificate AdvisorAssociate Professor Guy Trainin
- Graduate SecretaryMs. Shari Daehling
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the Department for this Certificate
- Must be enrolled in the Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program
- Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Fit between applicant's goals and interests and the goals of the certificate
Application DeadlineFall: May 1st
Spring: October 1st
Summer: March 1st
The application process is a two-part procedure. Applicants must apply to the UNL Graduate College and to the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
CoursesThe certificate program includes two core courses, one required workshop, and two other TEAC/SPED courses for a total of 13-15 credit hours.
CoursesTEAC 811B: Response to Intervention (3 credits)
SPED 802: Assessment (3 credits)
TEAC 893: Workshop: Response to Intervention (1 credit)
Choose two of the following (at least one TEAC courses) (6-8 credits):TEAC 811: Reading Practices and Processes (other than Response to Intervention)
TEAC 806/806A: Reading and Writing Disabilities
TEAC 836A: Professional Development in Education: Literacy Coaching
TEAC 838: Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher
TEAC 886/886B: Assessment, Evaluation and Instruction of At Risk Readers (counts as two courses)
TEAC 890: Workshop in education (specific section must be approved for inclusion by the advisory committee)
More Course InformationThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.
The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.
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