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Literacy Matrix

The Literacy Matrix helps teachers develop the specialized skills and knowledge needed to deliver effective reading instruction.

Our online professional learning system is based on the science of reading and prepares teachers to: 

  • effectively teach reading
  • diagnose reading issues
  • intervene appropriately using research-based strategies

Participants demonstrate evidence of their learning and receive personalized feedback from expert literacy navigators.

    2023 Fall Dates

    October 24, 2023 – May 6, 2024
    Competencies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 available


    Term A Offerings
    6 weeks

    Term B Offerings
    5 weeks (accelerated)

     October 24 – December 4 November 14 – December 18
    December 12 – January 29 (7-weeks)
    Extra week for holidays
    January 9 – February 12
    February 6 – March 18 February 20 – March 25
    March 26 – May 6 April 2 – May 6

    Intended Participants

    The Literacy Matrix is available for free to:

    • K-12 educators and coaches in Florida as a pathway to the Reading Endorsement

    Participation may be contingent upon district approval. Download the pre-enrollment flyer for more information.

    Delivery and Duration

    Participants can earn up to 300 hours of professional learning based on their competency needs. Each competency is time-bound and seven weeks in length (six weeks in summer term). 

    • Competency 1: Foundations of Reading Instruction (60 hours)

    • Competency 2: Application of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices (60 hours)

    • Competency 3: Foundations and Application of Assessment (60 hours)

    • Competency 4: Foundations and Application of Differentiated Instruction (60 hours)

    • Competency 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment (60 hours)

    Literacy Matrix Infographics

    Partner with us!

    For more information on bringing the Literacy Matrix to your state or district, contact Language and Literacy Partnerships Manager Jessica Richards at

    Educators can also register for the Literacy Matrix through self-pay, including but not limited to:

    • Any non-Florida public school educator
    • Any charter school, private, or homeschool educator 
    • Any Florida public school educator who is not able to register due to lack of seats