2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

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

This 15-credit online 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. 

The program may also be used as a specialization to fulfill some of the requirements for the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy  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 who 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


EEDUC 6001The Teaching of Writing (K-12)


EEDUC 6101Content Literacy


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


Elective Courses (3 credits):

Select one of the following 3-credit courses:

EECLD 6010TESOL in Content Areas: Engaging Students


EECLD 6001Culturally Responsive Teaching