Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 Courses


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

Teaching reading and writing—and assessing students’ progress—can be a challenge even for the best teachers. The Literacy Instruction & Intervention graduate certificate at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development will help you meet those challenges through its blend of theoretical and practical learning, all based on the latest evidence on how people learn how to read and write effectively. This certificate program is geared toward in-service educators (teachers, administrators, and others) with experience working in elementary, middle, or secondary schools who are seeking additional expertise in reading and writing instruction and leadership.

In the Literacy Instruction & Intervention graduate certificate program, you’ll learn about the theory and research behind literacy assessment and instruction across grade levels and tiers of support. This content includes early literacy, adolescent literacy, disciplinary literacy, literacy intervention, and more. At the end of the certificate program, you will have a deep understanding of theory and research related to reading and writing, and the ability to apply that knowledge to literacy assessment, instruction, and leadership.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Career Outcomes

The Literacy Instruction & Intervention graduate certificate at Boston University is a flexible way for educators to gain additional knowledge and expertise in reading, writing, and literacy. You’ll be gain additional tools to succeed in a number of careers.

  • General education classroom teacher
  • Reading/literacy teacher
  • Reading/literacy coach
  • Curriculum director
  • School, state, or district literacy leader

More Information about the Literacy Instruction & Intervention Graduate Certificate

Master’s or CAGS in Reading Education

While the Literacy Instruction & Intervention graduate certificate does not lead to a degree, earned credits may be applied toward the requirements for a Reading Education master’s degree or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock about the graduate certificate in Literacy Instruction & Intervention. Learn about application requirements and deadlines, and sign up for an upcoming information session.

Financing Your Education

There are several options for financing your Boston University graduate education. Learn more about financial assistance, including scholarships and fellowships.

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