Graduate Certificate in Developmental Reading

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Program Description

This certificate program will provide educational opportunities for developmental education adjunct faculty. Specialized instruction will lead to qualified instructors of developmental reading, writing, and combined classes and ultimately, greater student success by providing students with knowledge of reading as a process, theoretical perspectives related to developmental and adult learners, best practices for effective adult literacy achievement, knowledge of appropriate trends and issues associated with developmental education and struggling adult learners, and information on ways to instruct and assess the diverse learner.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. 2.8 GPA (3.0 or higher waives GRE score)
  5. GRE scores (these may be waived under certain situations)
  6. Online survey and interview on Survey Monkey 

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Developmental Reading
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (15 credit hours)
Choose four from:
READ 5306 Survey of Reading: Foundations of Literacy 3
READ 5315 Language Arts: Research Application 3
READ 5320 Workshop in Education: Second Language Literacy 3
READ 5325 Improvement of Literacy in Secondary Schools and Adult Populations 3
READ 7310 Politics of Literacy 3
Electives (3 credit hours)
READ 7336 Strategies for College Reading in Developmental Education 3
Total 18


Reading  (READ)

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