Program of Study

2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog


Graduate Certificate in Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise (K-8) 18-credits

Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

Developed by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, this certificate is distinguished by its systematic focus on building an integrated approach to literacy across all of the important elements of instructional practice, blending social constructivist teaching and learning environments; Clay’s complex theory of literacy learning; and the explicit descriptions of language and literacy development described in The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8: A Guide to Teaching developed by Fountas and Pinnell. 

Participants will learn specific core teaching practices within a literacy framework for improving teaching in reading, writing, language and word study/phonics for all students, including English language learners. These teaching practices include whole group, small group, and individual teaching within different elements of the literacy workshops, as well as a strong focus on using systematic assessment to inform instruction at all levels. 

Note: Participants should be teaching in a classroom or have access to students in order to successfully complete the coursework.

Program Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Courses (6 credits):

EEDUC 6165Linking Assessment to Teaching: Reading, Writing, and Word Study (K-8)

3

EEDUC 6169Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Texts (K-8)

3

Elective Courses (12 credits):

Select four of the following 3-credit courses in consultation with advisor:

EEDUC 6047Guided Reading in a Comprehensive Early Literacy Program (K-2)

3

EEDUC 6180Intentional Teaching in a Readers' Workshop (K-2)

3

EEDUC 6176Intentional Teaching in a Writers' Workshop (K-2)

3

EEDUC 6039Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (K-3)

3

EEDUC 6045Guided Reading: Differentiating Literacy Instruction (3-8)

3

EEDUC 6168Intentional Teaching in a Readers' Workshop (3-8)

3

EEDUC 6185Intentional Teaching in a Writers' Workshop (3-8)

3

EEDUC 6049Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (3-8)

3