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#102 Remedial Reading Certification

Individuals wishing to pursue the 102: Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts certification do so for a variety of reasons.  Most often, individuals pursue this certification because they want the option of seeking employment as a remedial reading teacher, Board of Education reading teacher, or school/district literacy coach.    

Remedial Reading (#102) Certification options are available for individuals that already hold an active CT certification.

Individuals who are in-progress of earning an initial CT certification are encouraged to apply to the MA program in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts: a Change of Planned Program can be completed once the initial CT certification is in hand.

All #102 Certification program options prepare candidates to earn certification as a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Dyslexia Interventionist Certification Option 

Individuals pursue the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist certification option with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), for a variety of reasons.  Some individuals are interested in being able to better serve at-risk students and students with Dyslexia in their own classrooms and schools, others are interested in providing private tutorial services to students with Dyslexia, or in being able to demonstrate the strength of their candidacy to districts when seeking employment or advanced positions.  

Candidates interested in this certification may enroll in any of the MA, SYC, or #102: Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Certification program options.

MA Degree Options 

Individuals pursue the MA in Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts for a variety of reasons. Some do so in order to earn a salary increase, some to meet employment requirements, others because they can earn a degree and two certifications (#102: Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts; CERI Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist) without having to complete additional coursework.  

MA degree options are available for certified educators and for individuals who do not hold a Connecticut certification but who want to advance their knowledge of remedial reading, Dyslexia, reading assessment- or who may want to become a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association.  

All MA program options prepare candidates to earn certification as a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

SYC Degree Options 

Individuals pursue the SYC in Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts for a variety of reasons.  Some do so in order to earn a salary increase, some to meet employment requirements, others because they can earn a degree and two certifications for the same amount of coursework: Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification and the #102: Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts certification. Still others pursue the SYC because they would like to have the option to teach in higher education, either as a full-time faculty member in the Community College system, as full-time Professor of the Practice in University settings, or as part-time University adjunct faculty.    

SYC degree options are available for certified educators and for individuals who do not hold a Connecticut certification but who want to advance their knowledge of remedial reading, Dyslexia, reading assessment- or who may want to become a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association.    

All SYC program options prepare candidates to earn certification as a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

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