Sep 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Literacy Coach Specialist Graduate Certificate


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The Literacy Coach Specialist graduate certificate is an 18 credit hour post-master’s program. The certificate is designed to prepare the reading specialist for the unique role of literacy coach in today’s schools. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals, the program of study focuses on three major areas: 1) instruction, 2) assessment, and 3) leadership. An emphasis is placed on supervising and coordinating a school’s literacy program, including providing professional development, coaching teachers, designing curriculum, teaching struggling readers, and conducting research on literacy and school change. Additional information on the Literacy Coach Specialist program can be obtained from the Reading program website. The courses for the Literacy Coach Specialist graduate certificate can be applied toward an advanced degree in reading education

Literacy Coach Specialist Graduation Requirements


To complete the requirements for the Literacy Coach Specialist graduate certificate, candidates must:

  • Successfully complete the 18 credit hour program of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Successfully defend a Literacy Coach Portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in program areas.

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