Reading Specialist


Post Baccalaureate Certificate Eligible

The applicant must hold a valid Type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate.

The applicant must hold an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Included in or beyond the advanced degree of study must include the first 12 graduate hours of course work in reading education listed below.  Students who complete all 15 hours listed below are eligible for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate.


Southeastern Course

State Requirements


EDUC 657

Foundations or survey of reading instructions



EDUC 661

Diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties including a testing/tutorial practicum under the supervision of qualified personnel.







EDUC 665 or EDUC 666

EDUC 664

Reading in the content areas.


 EDUC 678

 Dyslexia and Related Disabilities in the Classroom (Grades K-12)

Persons who complete this course for a total of 15 semester hours are eligible for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate


NOTE: Reading Specialist certification will be valid for teaching and/or supervision of reading in grades 1-12.

If you have completed the first 12 semester hours as listed above and wish to receive a formal evaluation for the purpose of obtaining additional certification, you must send your official transcript(s) with a completed Change-of-Action Packet to the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education. If you have any questions concerning this procedure, you may call 1-877-453-2721.


If you have completed all 15 semester hours listed above and wish to receive the Post Baccalaureate Certificate plus add-on certification, please contact the Assistant Dean of the College of Education who must fill out the proper form and submit them to the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Regents. You may contact the Assistant Dean at 985-549-2311 for information.