This online certificate offers primary grade teachers, preschool teachers and para-educators greater background in the development, assessment and instruction of literacy for young children, native speakers of English and English language learners. Administrators and intermediate-grade teachers have also found this program to be a great way to solidify their understandings of initial literacy development to help them best meet the needs of struggling learners in the upper grades.
This certificate totals 9 credit hours in the specialty area of early literacy. All courses are three graduate credit hours and may be applied directly toward a full master’s degree in Literacy while also fulfilling the requirements toward a Colorado Reading Teacher Endorsement. Additional courses and applications are required for the master’s degree and/or endorsement. Courses may be taken in any order and the certificate may be completed in one year.
|LCRT 5210||Literacy Development Pre K-3rd Grade||3|
|LCRT 5220||Literacy Routines and Assessment, Pre K-3rd Grade||3|
|LCRT 5230||Early Literacy Instruction||3|