Literacy Education, Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The Literacy Education certificate is intended for educators who hold an initial teaching license and wish to become highly qualified teachers of reading. It consists of five courses, with embedded field-experiences and can lead to a reading endorsement at either the elementary or secondary level.

Admission Requirements

Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select on the application form the certificate they wish to pursue. 

In addition, they must have: 

  1. an initial undergraduate degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university; and 
  2. a valid teaching license.

Program Requirements

A Plan of Study approved by the student's advisor must be on file with the Literacy Education program within 30 days of acceptance into the program. The Plan of Study is a student's "blueprint" for completing graduation requirements. 

Course Requirements 

CIRG 636Developmental Reading3
CIRG 644Literacy in the Content Area3
CIRG 615Writing in Literacy Curriculum3
CIRG 653Literacy Acquisition3
CIRG 637Literacy Assessment3
Total Credit Hours15