2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Literacy for the Classroom Teacher (K-8) 15 credits

This 15-credit online graduate certificate in literacy program is designed for experienced educators who wish to enhance and expand their knowledge and skills in the area of literacy. The program provides educators with a foundation in literacy learning and its application across diverse populations and content areas. The focus of the program is on the integration of reading and writing; using technology to enhance a multiple literacies approach; and the knowledge and use of authentic literature, narrative and informational, to analyze text complexities and to match readers and text. 

This graduate certificate program may also be used as a specialization to fulfill some of the requirements for the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy online program, the M.Ed. Individually Designed Program for Educators, and the M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Appropriate for those pursuing Lesley's TESOL graduate certificate and wish to combine in an M.Ed.

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 (12 credits):

EEDUC 6059Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom

3

EEDUC 6001The Teaching of Writing (K-12)

3

EEDUC 6101Content Literacy

3

EECLD 6002Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language

3

Elective Courses (3 credits):

Select one of the following 3-credit courses:

EECLD 6010Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas

3

EECLD 6001Culturally Responsive Teaching

3