The online Certificate in Literacy Instruction and individual courses are open to anyone interested in improving their reading instruction. Our Certificate in Literacy Instruction program is aligned with the K-12 Reading Teacher endorsement for the state of Minnesota. The courses provide relevant research, learning experiences and hands-on opportunities to gain a greater understanding of how to teach reading skills, strategies, and comprehension to kindergarten through grade 12 students. The courses also prepare individuals to serve in literacy leadership roles.
The certificate is designed for those seeking a Minnesota K-12 Reading Teacher endorsement or for anyone interested in becoming a more successful and confident teacher of reading at any level.
*The K-12 Reading Teacher endorsement is for educators who have an existing Minnesota teaching license and wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of reading. Graduates will be required to pass the MTLE Reading Teacher tests in order to obtain their K-12 Teacher of Reading license.
All courses may be applied toward the Master of Education degree program to meet elective strand requirements.
The Certificate in Literacy Instruction program will consider applicants who:
The application deadline for priority consideration for Fall term is August 1, Spring term is November 15 and Summer term is March 1. Review of completed application files will continue until all open seats for the program are filled. Acceptance Categories
The Literacy Instruction graduate certificate program grants acceptance in the following categories:
EDU 6340 ~ Foundations of Literacy 3 cr.
EDU 6350 ~ Effective Literacy Instruction 3 cr.
EDU 6360 ~ Reading in the Content Areas 3 cr.
EDU 6375 ~ Literacy Assessment and Interventions 3 cr.
EDU 6380 ~ Leadership in K-12 Literacy 3 cr.