Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate

Requirements, Common Roles and Competencies

SNAPSHOT SUMMARY

  • Effective June 1, 2018
  • Renewal: permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020
Title Earned
  • None
Minimum Degree Required
  • AA/AS
Program of Study Recommendation
  • Recommended Minimum 45 Training Hours
  • Focus: Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS)
  • May Include: Online Modules; Guided Independent Study
Exam Requirement
  • Passing Score on KPEERI Exam
Application Process and Fees
  • Complete Online Application
  • Valid for 3 Years
  • $150
Renewal Process and Fees

Renewal: permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020

 

  • Documentation of 30 KPS-Aligned CEU Hours (over 3 years) with Approved Provider
  • Complete Online Renewal Application
  • Renewal Valid for 3 Years
  • $150
  • Renewal permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020
  • NOTE: Certified Structured Literacy Teachers will renew into the Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate category.
  • NOTE: Certification holders not renewing prior to expiration may be subject to additional fees.

 

Common Role of Individuals Holding a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate
Typically, individuals holding a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate serve as general education classroom teachers or support personnel who routinely provide or support: (1) whole group reading and language arts instruction to students in general education contexts; and/or (2) small group instructional practice opportunities for students who are not meeting grade level reading expectations in general education Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) contexts. Individuals holding a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate do not provide specialized, remedial reading interventions to students.

Knowledge and Practice Competencies
All CERI certified professionals have a shared knowledge base; however, their levels of expertise with regard to practice differ.

All CERI certified professionals have knowledge of:

  • Foundational Concepts
    • Development of Oral and Written Language
    • Structure of Language
    • Recognition of Reading Difficulties
    • Intervention Practices to Support Reading Difficulties
    • Assessment (instructional planning and student response)
  • Structured Literacy Planning and Teaching
    • Lesson Planning Practices
    • Lesson Implementation Practices and Routines
    • Managing the Learning Environment
  • Ethical Standards
    • Trust
    • Respect

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