Education

Literacy for the Classroom Teacher

Graduate certificate, online program

Enhance your literacy skills for the K-8 classroom.

Build your skills and knowledge in literacy with Lesley University’s online Graduate Certificate in Literacy for the Classroom Teacher (K-8). You’ll develop a strong foundation in literacy learning, along with its application across diverse populations and content areas. This program gives you strategies to use technology to enhance multiple literacies, integrate reading and writing in the classroom, and use authentic literature to match readers and text.

Our curriculum focuses on helping you deepen your understanding of literacy as you discover methods for incorporating language and literature in the K-8 classroom. With coursework grounded in the latest educational approaches, you’ll study topics like:

  • Content literacy
  • Writing for K-12
  • Linguistics
  • Cultural responsiveness

You’ll also choose an elective that best reflects your career goals and educational interests. When you finish this program, you’ll be ready to help your students learn in a creative environment that promotes inclusiveness and skill development.

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Program Structure

100% Online

15 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
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What are the benefits of an online certificate?

Because this program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

Licensure Information

Lesley University cannot confirm whether the course or program of study will meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state other than Massachusetts. We advise all applicants and students to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which they reside or plan to practice.

Careers
Where you'll work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Literacy for the Classroom Teacher
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 15
    $9,750
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $100
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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