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Literacy: Reading-Language Arts / Early and Middle Childhood

This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 3-12 and know the range of the Literacy: Reading-Language Arts curriculum (reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing). Some of these teachers are assigned to teach a single student at a time, while others are assigned small groups or whole classes of students. Some focus their teaching on a prescribed approach to teaching literacy, while others may teach a broader, more open curriculum. All teachers, without regard to their assignment, practice in a manner designed to advance student learning in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts.

Assessment at a Glance

Review the EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:

  • Choosing the right certificate
  • Reviewing the Standards
  • Portfolio entry descriptions
  • Assessment center exercise descriptions
  • Retired prompts
  • Understanding the National Board scoring process
  • Certification planning timeline


Read the EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.

Portfolio Instructions

Read the EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.

Scoring Guide

Understand how your entries are scored.