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Looking to develop additional competencies in a specific field of education? Kaplan University’s master’s-level certificate programs in the School of Graduate Education are designed for motivated educational professionals like you. Earning a certificate could help you meet the qualifications to advance within your field, or to pursue a career in a new field of education.*The Graduate Certificate in Literacy and Language Teaching is designed for practicing primary school teachers and reading and writing specialists in elementary and secondary schools.Focus on developing curricula at the elementary and secondary school level in accordance with the National Council of Teachers of English standards. Study how to teach basic reading and writing skills and develop courses for students with special learning or comprehension challenges.As a certificate program student, you will complete one course in student assessment, which serves as a framework for the role of assessment in teaching literacy and language, and one course in the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. You will also complete two courses that focus on literacy and teaching reading and writing across the curriculum. The certificate program includes four courses from the Master of Science in Education curriculum for a program total of 17 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Literacy and Language Teaching provides you with the opportunity to:
A graduate certificate from Kaplan University could qualify you for a number of careers in the field, including language or literacy specialist and coordinator positions.†
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Feb 05, 2014
Online Start Date
Mar 19, 2014
This course provides students with a broad knowledge base of theory and best practices in the field of student assessment. Topics include the analysis of standard assessment objectives and tools, and their relationship to student achievement and teacher growth. The course will survey the use of formal and informal assessments, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, and formative and summative assessments. Additionally, students will examine methods of using assessment data to improve instruction and student achievement, as well as to improve teacher professional self-reflection. Students will learn how to design assessments appropriate to the instructional objectives of a school, student population, and content area. Students will also examine grade calculating and reporting software.
Total Program Credits: 17
This course will focus on the development and
use of diagnostic instruments and practices that help teachers
discern the nature of individual differences in literacy
abilities, especially among readers and writers with special
learning challenges. Methods of constructing individualized,
corrective treatment plans and procedures for K-12 and adult
learners will be discussed.
This course covers methods of teaching reading and writing across the K-12 curriculum. The focus is project-based teaching that incorporates strategies for prewriting; developing writing skills; developing writing skills, which include analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking; and integrating technology into instruction. Students will align lessons with National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and state standards. Teachers will learn the process of designing and implementing instruction that develops their students' growth in functional and digital literacy.
Total Program Credits: 17
This course provides an overview of literacy instruction for the English/language arts classroom. The course covers historical trends and theoretical models for literacy instruction; the alignment of instruction with state and national standards and assessment; new digital literacies and the use of technology; and best practices in comprehensive literacy instruction. The course culminates in a comprehensive final research project that investigates an aspect of literacy instruction.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
* Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for pay increase purposes or career advancement. Kaplan University encourages its students to independently research the requirements in any state or school system in which they intend to seek a pay increase or a promotion. This certificate will not lead to a teacher certification or an endorsement in any field.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.