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online Early Literacy Certificate   

This supplementary online Early Literacy Certificate offers primary grade teachers, preschool teachers and para-educators greater background in the deve​lopment, assessment and instruction of literacy for young children, native speakers of Engli​sh, and English language learners.

Administrators and intermediate grade teachers have also improved their understandings of initial literacy development to help them best meet the needs of struggling learners in the upper grades. 

What Makes This Early Literacy Program Unique?

In this 9 semester credit program, you’ll learn how linguistic and cultural diversity affect students' learning and how to tailor your instructions accordingly. You’ll also learn how to create rich environments in which learners experience purposeful language, both orally and literary.

And you can apply these credits directly toward a full MA in Curriculum and Instruction, while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements toward a Colorado Reading Teacher Endorsement.





Getting Started in Early Literacy


To sign up for the Early Literacy program is easy.

If you are not currently an active CU Denver student, to be accepted into this program you need to submit the Continuing and Professional Education pre-registration application. Once you complete the application, you’ll receive an email in 24-48 hours with your student ID and instructions on how to register.

If you are currently an active student at CU Denver and have taken courses within the past year, all you need to do is register.

For a full list of online literacy courses that comprise the Certificate and important dates about the program, request more information about the Early Literacy online program ... ​​​​​


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