Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Literacy Coaching, Certificate of Graduate Study


This online post-master’s certificate program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to coach PreK-12 teachers in effective literacy instruction and promote professional learning in schools and districts. The Literacy Coaching Components outlined in the International Literacy Association’s Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals (2017) serve as the framework for program outcomes. Students who complete this certificate will be able to develop a vision and goals for a comprehensive literacy program; coach classroom teachers and other school professionals in the literacy curriculum; collaborate with school leaders and teachers to interpret assessment data to inform instruction; advocate for equitable, culturally and linguistically responsive literacy instruction; facilitate integration of digital literacies in support of school goals; and lead professional learning experiences for individuals and groups in support of teacher inquiry and effective decision making. Four, seven-week courses are offered in a 100% online format. The final course is where students will apply learning in an individually designed, mentored coaching experience. The program may be completed in one year.