This online supplementary Certificate offers primary grade teachers, preschool teachers and para-educators greater background in the development, assessment and instruction of literacy for young children, native speakers of English, 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.
You are required to have a Bachelor’s degree to apply to the Early Literacy Certificate program. A K-6 teaching license is not required, since this program would be appropriate for early childhood teachers and paraprofessionals.
To sign up for this 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.