Certificate in Literacy Education
Stevenson University's online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Education is designed to equip classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to increase student success for all learners. In the current educational landscape, classroom teachers are tasked with helping learners develop 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration while they are simultaneously required to evolve their skills and develop new strategies for addressing the emerging issues in literacy education.
Upon completion of the certificate program, teachers will have the ability to evaluate learners’ literacy performance through fair assessment tools that will enable them to then design and implement integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum to support learners’ literacy needs. Teachers will be able to integrate digital technologies and print resources to connect with learners in a literacy rich learning environment while engaging learners in literacy practices that develop awareness, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society. Certificate graduates will meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) coursework requirements to add Reading Teacher endorsement to their professional teaching certification.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Education is an online 15-credit hour program.
- ED 603 Foundations of Literacy
- ED 610 Literacy Assessment
- ED 622 Culturally Responsive Literacy
- ED 626 Digital Literacy and Media
- ED 701 Literacy Capstone
- Completed online application. We are not accepting applications at this time.
- Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Personal statement.
Who is the ideal candidate for this degree?
The intended audience for this degree is early to mid-career teachers who want to enhance student success through implementing robust literacy strategies within their classrooms and advance their competency in diagnosing and addressing students’ literacy gaps.
Does this certificate lead to a MSDE Endorsement?
Stevenson’s Literacy Education certificate is structured to meet the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) post-baccalaureate graduate coursework requirements for the Reading Teacher endorsement. To receive the Reading Teacher endorsement, MSDE requires candidates to complete the mandatory coursework, possess two years of successful teaching experience, and to be certified in early childhood education, elementary education, or a secondary education. Stevenson’s Literacy Education certificate is currently under review by MSDE to ensure it meets the coursework requirements for the Reading Teacher endorsement. Approval is anticipated by Fall 2017. Please note, this certificate does not prepare teachers to become Reading Specialists.
How are courses offered?
Stevenson’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Education is offered online in 8-week sessions, providing flexibility for working professionals. Course content is facilitated through engaging online instruction by seasoned professionals. Current and innovative educational technology tools build community and encourage collaboration among students and between students and professors. Practical application of theory is embedded throughout the program.
How soon can the program be completed and when does it begin?
Anticipated enrollment of the first cohort of students is Fall 2017. The certificate may be completed in 18 months if one course is taken each semester, including Summer session.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Amanda Millar, Senior Enrollment Counselor, at email@example.com or call 443-334-3334
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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
Cost Per Course
Total Cost of Certificate
Literacy Education $495.00 $1,485.00 $7,425.00*
*Does not include books.
Program pending Maryland Higher Education Commission approval.