The Reading Specialist Certificate Program is designed for teachers who already possess an Instructional I certificate in Pennsylvania or another state who has a desire to become a literacy coach, a literacy program/curriculum consultant (for a school, literacy center, etc.), a reading intervention specialist, or to supplement existing knowledge/skills in developing expertise as a reading instructor. The program is designed for teachers who want to obtain another certification as a reading specialist. Students completing Drexel's Reading Specialist program would also become eligible to obtain the Wilson Language Instruction Level 1 by the Wilson Language Corporation. Through reciprocity agreements among the states, graduates can transfer their certification in almost any state across the United States. Only students who hold a PA Instructional I or II certificate are eligible to apply for PA Reading Specialist certification. If you hold a certification from another state, you must check with your state’s Department of Education to find out how to obtain certification in your state.