Program Overview

California State University in Fullerton offers an online certificate program, the Post-Secondary Reading and Learning certificate. This program may be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a valuable asset to pursue advanced career opportunities. 

The certificate program is comprised of 12 graduate-level units, intending to provide students with the advanced skills to meets the needs of successful educators at the community college level. Student teachers should become well versed on the most current concepts and applications of postsecondary reading. Additionally, the certificate satisfies the California mandate under AB 1725 requiring certification in adult reading instruction for community college teachers of English.

Prospective students must already have earned a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor or Arts degree to qualify for the advanced certificate program. Candidates must also demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of essential technology and proficient skills in reading by writing a response to having adequate abilities as an online learner.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    To qualify for the program, you must have completed a BS or BA from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted for that degree.


    Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider.

    School Overview

    Number twelve: that describes the beginnings of California State University, Fullerton, in 1957, when the California Legislature approved the establishment of a 12th State College. Today, the University bears little resemblance to its founding. Located in Orange County, California, just thirty miles south of Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton offers 100-plus undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctorate degrees housed in nine colleges:
    • College of the Arts
    • Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
    • College of Communications
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • University Extended Education

    Non-traditional students can earn degrees or complete credit courses through evening programs and online learning. Cal State Fullerton offers online degrees in addition to multiple certificates and programs, In addition, a variety of online courses are also offered via the College of University Extended Education. Courses are typically asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments, including discussion boards. Cal State Fullerton also offers self-paced coursework through CD-ROMs.


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