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Literacy K-12 Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

Knowing how well your students can read is a key to teaching literacy. With our program, learn assessments and data to plan developmentally appropriate lessons in a “science of reading” approach to literacy. Our candidates also dive into implementing specific strategies for a hands-on, authentic literacy approach in their classrooms. This practice scaffolds candidates’ learning by helping them develop innovative approaches and perspectives for teaching literacy. 

At Queens, you’ll work directly with faculty who have decades of teaching and research experience and have been in your current position as K-12 educators and coaches, facilitators, specialty leaders, and administrators. As professional developers, they work with school administrators and teachers in local districts and schools. This ensures they keep current on standards, best practices, and recent education trends. 

Our certificate program aligns with NC standards for Reading K-12 Teacher Candidates, Professional Teaching Standards, and Graduate Standards. This specialization leads to a master’s level add-on license in Reading K-12. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 15 credit hours

Average Completion Time: 10-12 months

Cost per credit: $550 per credit hour

Flexible Program: Online and in-person / hybrid courses 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

No matter your professional background, this certificate will position you for success and impact in a wide range of jobs, including:  

  • Literacy Coach 
  • Reading interventionist 
  • Reading programs supervisor 
  • Title I teacher 

Highlighted Courses

  • Phonics and Vocabulary Instruction (EDU 616) 
  • Foundations of Reading (EDU 630) 
  • Teaching of Writing (EDU 640) 
  • Effective Literacy Instruction (EDU 650) 
  • Instruction Literacy Leadership (EDU 670) 

Program Contact

Joseph Campos, M.B.A.

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