Graduate Certificate in Literacy

This program provides graduate level studies in literacy for educators who wish to:

  1. Advance their knowledge and skills of teaching literacy in the classroom, and
  2. Integrate literacy into all content areas.

It provides advanced study for teachers and educators seeking lead positions in buildings where literacy is a focus for federal legislation and state accreditation.

To meet the varied needs of elementary and secondary teachers, two strands are provided:

  1. Early childhood/elementary, and
  2. Middle level/secondary.

In each strand, students must take 15 hours of coursework:

Required courses Elementary (9 credit hours)
CI 705Knowledge and Beliefs About Reading (Elementary)3
CI 714Reading Instruction and Assessment (Elementary )3
CI 734Literature-Based Reading Programs (Elementary)3
Electives selected in consultation with program coordinator (6 credit hours) 6
Total Credit Hours15
Required courses Secondary (9 credit hours)
CI 705Knowledge and Beliefs About Reading3
CI 714Reading Instruction and Assessment3
CI 615Learning & Reading Strategies3
Electives selected in consultation with program coordinator (6 credit hours)6
Total Credit Hours15

No more than 5 credit hours can be included that are graded S/U.

For more information, please visit the Certificate in Literacy webpage.