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Certificate in Literacy Education

Be on the forefront of education.

Increase student advancement in the literacy skills essential to their success by earning your Literacy Education certificate. 
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  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University 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.

  • Courses


    The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Education is an online 15-credit hour program.

    Required Courses

    • LTED 603 Foundations of Literacy
    • LTED 611 Literacy Assessment
    • LTED 621 Culturally Responsive Literacy
    • LTED 623 Digital Literacy and Media
    • LTED 701 Literacy Capstone
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • One letter of recommendation.
    • Personal statement.
  • FAQ


    Who is the ideal candidate for this program?
    The intended audience for this program are 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 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Education is designed so that program completers, who are certified in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education with two years of successful teaching experience, are eligible for MSDE reading teacher certification endorsement. 

    How are courses offered?
    Stevenson University Online’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?
    Enrollment of the first cohort of students is on schedule for Spring 2018. 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  or call 443-334-3334.

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. 

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Certificate
    (15-Credit Hours)
     Literacy Education $495.00 $1,485.00 $7,425.00*

    *Does not include books.

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