SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The Early Literacy 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. Courses may be taken in any order and the certificate may be completed in one year. Courses may also be applied toward a CU Reading Teacher Endorsement. Additional courses and applications are required for both programs.
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This certificate totals 9 credit hours in the specialty area of early literacy.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.
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Graduates with an Early Learning Certificate go on to become:
This certificate can solidify the understandings of initial literacy development for:
|LCRT 5210: Literacy Development, Pre K-3rd Grade|
Focuses on children's developing literacy understandings and proficiencies beginning in the preschool years. Attention is given to language development, assessment, and instruction in pre-kindergarten through third grade, partnerships with community literacy institutions provide information on their use for literacy development.
|LCRT 5220: Literacy Routines & Assessment, Pre K-3rd Grade|
This course will focus on the routines and practices which allow for student specific instruction and assessment in the Early Literacy classroom. Participants will examine and critique current literacy routines and assessments needed to best meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children.
|LCRT 5230: Early Literacy Instruction|
Participants will examine Pre K-3rd grade literacy instruction to understand how to meet the needs of young students. The course will analyze instructional practices for young gifted, special needs and English language learning students to best meet the needs of all learners.