Advanced Alternative Preparation (AAP) offered by Albertus Magnus College under the auspices of the CT State Department of Education's Alternate Route to Certification Program. Non-credit, Non-degree program Receive cross endorsement certification #102 - Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts, Grades 1 - 12 The thirteen month program consists of three parts. An initial summer includes instruction in theory and practice in the fundamentals of language and literacy, in assessment and evaluation pertaining to reading and language arts, and in coaching strategies. The following academic year includes nine Saturday seminars designed to prepare participants to assume responsibilities as literacy specialists. In addition, candidates work under the guidance of an advisor to instruct and assess small groups of students, coach classroom teachers, shadow reading specialists, and reflect on a considerable amount of reading from a professional reading list. The third and final part of the program consists of a summer during which candidates work in teams to complete an assigned project related to literacy instruction.