Online Graduate Certificate – Literacy
Enrich your career and build your expertise as a specialist in reading to improve learning outcomes for all students.
Explore the insights into EWU’s 100 percent online Literacy Graduate Certificate
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.
The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
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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 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator 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.
Learn all the important deadlines that keep you on pace to graduate on time
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.
- Teaching certificate
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
Graduate Certificate – Literacy Online Admission Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA**
- Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities where you have earned credit
- 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.
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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*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.