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
Spring 2024 Semester
Dec 15, 2023
Fall 2024 Semester
Jan 15, 2024
Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration
Fall 2024 Semester
Aug 1, 2024
Advocates for education equity. Experts in reading and literacy research. Our Reading Education faculty know how children learn to read and write—and how to support them to be more effective readers and writers as they go through school, college or university, and the rest of their lives.
Program Director, Elementary Education
Program Director, Reading Education
Faculty Director, Educator Preparation
Christina L. Dobbs
Program Director, English Education
Chair, Language & Literacy Education
Laura M. Jiménez
Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Research Associate Professor
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
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.
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.
There are several options for financing your Boston University graduate education. Learn more about financial assistance, including scholarships and fellowships.