School of Education & Human Development
This online graduate certificate program offers K12 teachers a greater background in the development, assessment and instruction of literacy for diverse learners, including children and youth who speak dialects of English or are English language learners. This certificate was developed in response to public school districts’ need to improve reading and writing achievement for diverse students.
Teachers in K12 grades, including content area teachers and those teaching special reading classes, as well as administrators have also found this program to help them best meet the needs of struggling learners.
The fully online certificate totals 12 credit hours and consists of four graduate courses, each 3 credits. The certificate may be completed in four semesters, and students can begin in any term. Courses may also be applied toward the CU Reading Teacher Endorsement.
Additional courses and applications are required for both programs.
This certificate is available online and for district partnership and has the option for some customization to meet the needs of an individual district (e.g., fully online or hybrid, etc.).
*To get this rate, students must submit an Out-of-State online only application
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus.
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status.
Visit our tuition and financial aid page. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners Certificate totals 12 credit hours and can be completed in four semesters.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
LCRT 5810 — Oral & Written Language & Literacy
LCRT 5770 — Effective Literacy for Diverse Learners
LCRT 5055 — Literacy Assessment & Informed Instruction
LCRT 5150 — Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogies