Literacy Education Certificate

Additional Certificate for Teachers

The program offers a certificate program that supports literacy education.

Literacy Education Certificate (18 hours)

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 six courses, with embedded field experiences and leads to a reading endorsement at either the elementary or secondary level. It may be used as an endorsement for teaching reading. 

Certificate Program 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, applicants to the Literacy Education certificate must have:

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

Program Requirements

CIRG 636Developmental Reading3
CIRG 653Literacy Acquisition3
CIRG 644Literacy in the Content Area3
CIRG 615Writing in Literacy Curriculum3
CIRG 622Literacy Technology3
CIRG 637Literacy Assessment3
A series of performance assessments completed as candidates move through the program.