Graduate Certificate in Literacy Leader: Literacy Specialist

Synchronous learning
Online courses on a set schedule with real time instructor and student interaction


The Literacy Specialist Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit online program and partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments.

The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potentials as readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and practitioners of 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical) based on International Literacy Association and International Dyslexia Association Standards for Reading Professionals.

Course Listing

Required (18 credits)

EDCS 605 Literacy Coaching & Leadership (3 credits)

EDCS 607 New Literacies Leadership (3 credits)

EDCS 647 Class/Sch Literacy Assessment (3 credits)

SPED 637 Topics Reading Difficulties (3 credits)

SPED 638 Fundamentals Lang & Literacy (3 credits)

SPED 639 Advanced Language & Literacy (3 credits)