Online Graduate Certificate – Literacy
Enrich your career and build your expertise as a specialist in reading to improve learning outcomes for all students.
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The online Graduate Certificate – Literacy from Eastern Washington University is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of K-12 certificated teachers whose goal is to increase student success for all learners as a reading specialist. In this online graduate certificate program, you will reassess current reading pedagogical knowledge, explore ways of building a literate classroom, and learn how to integrate a wide range of curriculum materials as you plan systematic instruction to meet state standards.
You will also study the causes and correlates of individual differences in reading ability and learn how to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate evidence-based literacy instruction. Through relevant research, field experiences, and hands-on opportunities, you will enrich your abilities to teach reading skills, strategies, and comprehension to kindergarten through grade 12 students. Coursework in this certificate program can also be applied to the M.Ed. – Literacy online degree program for an accelerated completion time.
Note: Educators certificated within the state of Washington can add the P-12 reading endorsement on their teaching certificate. Educators outside the state of Washington will need to follow the authorization for endorsements granted by their state.
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If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Master of Education in Literacy online from EWU.
The School of Education programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).
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Completing your certificate at EWU is more affordable than you might expect
This affordable Graduate Certificate – Literacy online features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.
*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.
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The online Graduate Certificate – Literacy is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.
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We’ve streamlined the Graduate Certificate – Literacy online admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Cumulative 3.0 GPA
- Teacher certification
Graduate Certificate – Literacy Online Admission Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
- Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned
- Teaching Certificate
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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.
This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Christi Wavada at [email protected].
Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.
Review the curriculum for your online Literacy Graduate Certificate at EWU
In order to earn the EWU Graduate Certificate – Literacy online, you must complete nine courses for a total of 30 credit hours.
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