School of Education & Human Development
The Early Literacy Certificate offers primary grade teachers, preschool teachers and para-educators a 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 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.
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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
LCRT 5220 — Literacy Routines & Assessment, Pre K–3rd Grade
LCRT 5230 — Early Literacy Instruction