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Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy


The Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy program is designed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers, supervisors, coaches and college/university teacher educators who already hold a valid teaching licensure and Florida reading endorsement and want to increase their effectiveness in literacy instruction. This program addresses the needs expressed by the Florida State Department of Education. The program includes five classes which provide an in-depth view of literacy research and theory as well as application of current scientific research and trends.

The courses in this certificate can also serve as the concentration for a Master of Education in Elementary Education. If the certificate courses are applied to a master's degree, the certificate will be conferred at the same time as the master's degree.


You can learn more about the program from the Graduate School.


Graduate School Program Overview

Reading and Advanced Literacy (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Program Description for Reading and Advanced Literacy

Major: Reading and Advanced Literacy Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

RED6796 Research, Issues and Trends (3 Credits)

RED6345 Motivating Reluctant Readers (3 Credits)

CHOOSE 3 Electives

in Consultation with Faculty Advisor (Level 5000 or higher)
Electives must enhance pedagogical, curricular, or content knowledge, thus electives may be selected from graduate courses both/either inside and outside of the College of Education and Human Services. Students should consult with their faculty advisor to select courses that will benefit their personal educational goals.