Lead Effective, Attentive Literacy Education

The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction is designed for people like you looking to specialize in literacy and learn focused, advanced techniques for improving your classroom instruction and for creating and leading powerful reading programs. Materials provided through the coursework are relevant to classrooms across age groups, offering you the choice of concentrating on either elementary or secondary reading instruction methods. The certificate curriculum provides graduate-level knowledge and experience while requiring only 15 units of credit to complete, making the program intensive and practical for both full-time educators and literacy program initiators.

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Courses included in the program examine critical topics like:

  • Foundational theory of reading instruction
  • Literacy curriculum and practices
  • Diagnosis and assessment of reading
  • Creating personalized learning plans for students
  • Incorporating literacy into content and assessments

Whether you’re a classroom teacher or an educational professional working within or outside of a school, the program is designed to help you build on your experience and enhance your skills.

If you’re licensed to teach in the state of Arizona, you can also complete additional courses to qualify for the Arizona Elementary, Secondary, or K-12 Reading Endorsement. This coursework provides the opportunity to complete a real-world practicum project, which can help you put your new skills to the test.

If you’re not a licensed teacher, the program can help you develop the skills you need to foster the development of critical reading abilities through after-school and community college programs, out-of-school settings, and literacy initiatives, as well.

Click here to learn more about the curriculum for the online Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction.