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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.

Following a part-time schedule of one class per term this program can be completed in five terms or a year and a half.

Who is this program designed for?

  • those seeking a K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement* or
  • for anyone interested in becoming a more successful and confident teacher of reading at any level

*The K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement is for educators who have an existing Minnesota teaching license and wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of teaching reading. Graduates will be required to pass the MTLE Reading Teacher test in order to obtain their K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement license.

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Degree Details

Tuition

Tuition: $444/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2022-23 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View the 2021-2022 tuition rates.

Curriculum

Visit our Catalog to view the program and course requirements, and learning outcomes. All courses in the certificate program may be applied to the master’s degree. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Accreditation

AAQEP logoThe Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for a period of 7 years, from July 2019 to July 2026. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Program offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

PART I: Publicly Available Program Performance and Candidate Achievement Data

Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

The fully accredited Teacher Education Program is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The teacher education program has full continuing unit and program approval through June 30, 2024.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Admission Deadlines

The Certificate in Literacy Instruction has a rolling enrollment process that allows an applicant to start at the beginning of any semester. Please talk with your admissions counselor to obtain more specific dates.

Eligibility

New Students
  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of at least 2.8
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.