Literacy Specialist Certificate

Campus: Online


The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Specialist prepares teachers to gain an understanding of the inter-relationships among language acquisition and literacy development, and to develop strategies for working with children who have language differences, literacy difficulties, and learning disabilities. All coursework may be completed online.

Certificate Requirements

Select one strand:

Early Childhood/Childhood Strand

ED 650Research/Theory in Developing Literacy3
ED 677Literacy for Children with Special Needs3
ED 652Assessment in Literacy: Grades B - 123
ED 754Literature and Digital Storytelling3
ED 655AEarly Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings3
ED 755BLiteracy Instruction & Technological Applications for a Diverse Population of Middle Grade Students3
ED 693BLiteracy Practicum II: Birth - Grade 63
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
Total Credits21

Middle Childhood/Adolescent Strand

ED 650Research/Theory in Developing Literacy3
ED 677Literacy for Children with Special Needs3
ED 652Assessment in Literacy: Grades B - 123
ED 754Literature and Digital Storytelling3
ED 757Adolescent Content Literacies in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Settings (Grades 9-12)3
ED 755BLiteracy Instruction & Technological Applications for a Diverse Population of Middle Grade Students3
ED 694BLiteracy Practicum II Grades 5-123
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
Total Credits21