The graduate certificate in K-12 Reading and Differentiated Instruction allows practicing teachers to advance their knowledge in reading/literacy instruction, differentiation, and personalized learning. This concentrated, 6-course graduate program is ideal if you currently have a master’s degree and seek additional coursework to help you better meet the varied individual and collective needs of diverse learners. If you do not have a master’s in education, you might want to consider our M.Ed. in Teaching degree, Elementary Reading concentration.

Certificate Objectives:

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate diagnostic approaches for K-12 struggling readers across curricular areas.
  • Analyze reading, differentiated, and personalized instructional strategies that positively impact student learning.
  • Design instructional activities and assessments that meet the diverse needs of K-12 learners.

This program has specific admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

EDUC590Differentiation for Learners in Mixed Ability Classrooms3
EDUC596Literacy Instruction for Struggling and Challenging Students3
EDUC611Identifying and Diagnosing Reading Difficulties3
EDUC612Issues and Models of Language Arts Education3
EDUC613Teaching Reading and Writing across the Content Areas3
EDUC629Personalized and Individualized Online Learning3
Total Semester Hours18