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Literacy Certificate Program Online

Enrich your career and build your expertise as a specialist in reading to improve learning outcomes for all students.

10/19/20 Next Application Due Date
11/02/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$7,898 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

The online Literacy Certificate program 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.

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The EWU College of Arts, Letters & Education educator programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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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.

Tuition


This affordable Literacy Certificate online program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

$263.26 Per Credit Hour
$7,898 Total Tuition

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Literacy Certificate Online Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Literacy Certificate $263.26 $1,053.04 $7,898

Application Fee: $75

Eastern Washington University is named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices.

Calendar


The Literacy Certificate online program 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.

Now Enrolling:

10/19/20 Next Application Deadline
11/02/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


We’ve streamlined the Literacy Certificate online admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.

Teaching certificate
Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
Minimum 3.0 GPA

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Literacy Certificate 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

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


In order to earn the EWU Literacy Certificate online, you must complete nine courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Advanced study of literature based teaching. Explores ways of building a literate classroom by connecting children and books with special ways on supporting students in becoming fluent readers. Understand how to select and adapt instructional content, including technology-based materials. Demonstrate knowledge of the range of genre, text types, and text language in classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course designed to provide classroom teachers an opportunity to revisit current reading pedagogical knowledge, including knowledge of essential components of reading (phonics, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension), phonological awareness, print concepts, and academic language. Students will explore meaningful ways in which reading instruction may be infused and integrated within content areas of the curriculum, including Common Core State Standards. Teacher assessment and student self-assessment as a means to inform teaching and learning will be an additional focus of the course.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course centers on theoretical and evidence-based research into reading and literacy instruction. The course is based on the inquiry cycle, which will provide the organizational structure for class participation. An emphasis on topics related to current research in the field of literacy, including collegial practices. Class sessions will include small group brainstorming and discussion, reading, explorations, browsing, workshop experiences, presentations, and teaching demonstrations.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Advanced course with emphasis on models for reading, writing and language arts integration. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationships of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students demonstrate knowledge of how to integrate a variety of classroom-based materials using a wide range of curriculum materials and instructional strategies. Know-how to plan systematic instruction using Common Core State Standards and current literacy research to guide instruction. Covers total program: management, methods, materials and techniques.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An advanced course for students wanting to study current literature on literacy as practiced in a variety of social contexts, as evaluated through a number of critical perspectives. Developing practitioners reflect and discuss the importance of respecting socio-economic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity in the teaching process. Demonstrate knowledge that students’ interests, literacy skill, and funds of knowledge are always considered and integrated within literacy practices. Instructional implications will be highlighted so students will develop reflective and sound classroom practice.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is designed to examine the causes and correlates of individual differences in reading ability. Knowledge of foundations of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics and orthography. Integration and analysis of multiple assessment tools and knowledge of the assessment/instruction cycle (data analysis, universal screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, formative, summative), and how to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate evidence-based literacy instruction. Specialized, intensive approaches for the improvement of literacy skills will be examined. Reflection will include the influence and impact on literacy for English Language Learners, special needs students, and struggling readers.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Continuation of Literacy Internship I. Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

This course provides MEd candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies. The course provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report.

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