Early Literacy Certificate - Online
This online 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 found this program to be a great way to solidify their understandings of initial literacy development to help them best meet the needs of struggling learners in the upper grades.
This certificate totals nine credit hours in the specialty area of early literacy. All credits may be applied directly toward a full master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading and Writing. Courses may also be applied toward a Colorado Reading Teacher Endorsement. Additional courses and applications are required for both programs.
Courses may be taken in any order and the certificate may be completed in one year. All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition for each course is $349/credit ($1047/course) + $100 online course fee.
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|LCRT 5210: Literacy Development PreK-3rd Grade
Teachers will examine the natural development of native English language and literacy, and developmental considerations for young English language learners.
|LCRT 5220: Early Literacy Routines and Assessment
This course will focus on the routines and practices which allow for student-specific instruction and assessment in the early literacy classroom, including how to build on the backgrounds of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
|Summer (6.10- 8.3.13)|
|LCRT 5230: Early Literacy Instruction
Teachers will examine various models of early literacy instruction, analyzing tasks, materials, instructional techniques, strategies and structures to help students make appropriate (and sometimes accelerated) growth. Attention will be given to instruction for English language learners.