2021-2022 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 or the M.Ed. Individually Designed Program for Educators.

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