SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
This online graduate certificate program offers K-12 teachers 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 K-12 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. 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.).
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.
This certificate totals 12 credit hours and can be completed in four semesters.
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.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
|LCRT 5810: Oral & Written Language & Literacy |
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine language development and use by learners with English as their first language, learners of English as an additional language, bi-dialectal speakers, and bilingual speakers.
LCRT 5770: Effective Literacy for Diverse Learners
|LCRT 5055: Literacy Assessment & Informed Instruction |
This course provides participants with a study in current assessment topics, the analysis of assessment tools, and the use of assessment data as a guide for making instructional decisions. Participants will critically examine current assessment topics; explore a variety of assessments of language proficiency, literacy and content concepts; use data to make decisions about how to best differentiate instruction and document student progress over time.
|LCRT 5150 Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogies |
In this course, students will develop an understanding of how one's cultural identity affects their teaching behaviors and instructional methods. Using data from their school contexts, participants will examine contextual factors that account for differences in regard to language, literacy, and culture, and then will develop a plan for productive change.