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RbD Certification Program Requirements


Become Certified through the Reading by Design® Structured Literacy Certification Program!


Below are details about participant requirements as well as the program study and practicum requirements cohort participants will be responsible for within this yearlong program.


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Minimum Degree Required Bachelor’s Degree
Program of Study Requirement

Minimum 90 training hours:

  • 45 Hours: focus on the Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) for Teachers of Reading, and
  • 45 Hours: focus on assessment, progress monitoring, lesson planning, and lesson delivery associated with decoding-strand skills (including phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency)
  • View the Cohort Course List linked below for a breakdown of the hours of study.
Practicum Requirement
  • Provide intervention with Reading by Design® 4–5 days per week for 45 minutes per day with a group of 2–5 students for a minimum of 48 sessions in the 13 month period.
  • Obtain a passing score on Practicum Portfolio per rubric. This portfolio will consist of three write-ups of three recorded Reading by Design® sessions by the candidate. It will also include formal observation and conference notes by the cohort leader for each session.
Exam Requirement Passing score on KPEERI





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