Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy

Discover how to design, deliver, and assess developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive elementary reading and literacy instruction for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Using the five pillars of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—as a framework, you’ll examine specific strategies to engage preK–3 and intermediate (grades 4–6) readers as well as English language learners (ELLs) and struggling and gifted readers. Recognizing the emergence of “new literacies” and technology, this graduate certificate program provides tools for creating 21st-century literacy experiences that instill today’s students with a love of reading.

Choose Your Speed: Progress at Your Pace.

After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs. Click here for more information.

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  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean for Administration and Postsecondary Education
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

  • Dollar signReceive a $1,000 grant if you reside in the US and start this program on October 24, 2016. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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