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    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Literacy Certificate for the Teaching of Reading and Writing

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The certificate program provides specific study of reading and writing theory and practice for both beginning and experienced teachers.

Topics include: comprehension strategies, writing workshop, literature circles, poetry, integrating literature into the curriculum, emergent literacy, reading and writing in the content areas, literary genres, assessing reading and writing, critical literacy, balanced literacy, and many more.

The timeline and pace of the program is self-directed and new courses are added frequently to afford variety and depth. Completion of this certificate provides a valuable professional credential for teachers interested in the teaching of reading and writing.


Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

  • 5 credits in Reading
  • 4 credits in Writing
  • 3 elective credits

Because course offerings are always changing to keep up with what is new and exciting in the field, the certificate is designed as a ‘build your own’ program. Most LANG 6000- and 7000-level courses will fulfill requirements. Please contact with questions about course offerings.

More Information

For more information contact the School of Education at 651-523-2600 or

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