Graduate Certificate in Literacy Intervention

This four-course, 16-credit graduate certificate focuses on leadership in literacy instruction. It is intended for teachers and administrators working with students in elementary school, with particular emphasis on grades 3–6. Taken as a whole, the certificate represents the cornerstones of literacy instruction. Courses examine effective practices in reading and writing, including reading and writing across the curriculum, successful approaches to literacy assessment, intervention strategies, and designs for differentiating instruction that address the needs of all learners. This certificate will provide the research and practical knowledge necessary for school leaders and classroom teachers to develop and implement literacy programs and practices that will help sustain the gains students make in the early years and support reading success as students proceed through elementary school.

The certificate program is geared toward in-service professionals who desire deeper knowledge of literacy practices and instruction but may not wish to pursue an academic degree at the present time. However, should participants choose to continue their studies in Literacy or Reading Education, earned credits may be applied toward master’s degree or CAGS requirements.

The four-course certificate includes:

  • SED LS 727 Topical Seminar in Literacy and Language (4 cr)
  • SED LS 762 Literacy Acquisition and Development: Addressing Individual Strengths and Needs (4 cr)
  • SED LS 790 Literacy Assessment to Inform Instruction (4 cr)
  • SED BI 652 Reading and Writing in a Second Language: Development Assessment and Instruction (4 cr)

For information about applying to this program, please visit the Admissions section of our website.