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Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (Sixth Year Certificate), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
, CT,
The Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (Sixth Year Certificate) programs are designed for certified teachers who elect graduate-level preparation in reading and language arts. The certification program leads to an Initial Educator Certificate in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (102), grades 1-12. The program is offered by the University of Bridgeport. 


Applicants must have completed a Master of Science in Education degree, must have a valid teaching certificate (or be eligible for certification) in elementary, middle, or secondary education, must show that they have passed the Connecticut Essential Skills Testing requirement, and must have completed at least three years of classroom teaching experience. Upon completion of an approved program of study, a student may apply for the Connecticut initial educator certificate in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (102).

Students pursuing the Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (Sixth Year Certificate) degree at the University of Bridgeport must complete all of the coursework, field experiences, and assessments required for certification in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (102) and additional coursework leading to the completion of 30 credits.

In this program students gain extensive preparation in learning to teach grade 1-12 students in reading and language arts; to work with learners experiencing difficulty in reading, writing, and literacy-related processes; to assess literacy development; and to develop and evaluate literacy programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare lesson plans at appropriate levels (Elementary and Secondary) in Language Arts
  • Prepare lesson plans at appropriate levels (Elementary and Secondary) in Developmental Reading
  • Diagnose and create appropriate interventions for students with difficulties in Reading and Language Arts
  • Evaluate instructional outcomes in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts
  • Construct language arts programs for students with special needs

Programme Structure

To complete the Sixth-Year degree program, students must complete the full certificate program plus additional final degree requirements and electives to fulfill the 30 credit program.

  • Pre-requisite coursework, including Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Children’s or Adolescent Literature
  • Professional Educational coursework in reading and language arts, including Methods and Materials in Teaching Language Arts, Developmental Reading in the Elementary School, Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading and Language Arts Difficulties, and Tests and Measurements
  • Literacy field experiences, including the Field Experience in Reading and Language Arts and the Practicum in Reading and Language Arts
  • Additional coursework in Educational Technology, Instruction for the English Language Learner, and Statutory Requirements

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.67

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.67 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade GPA of 2.67 or higher
  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended: International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • Official Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (5751) score report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of your Connecticut teaching certificate
  • Proof of 30 months of teaching
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Bridgeport

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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