Literacy Graduate Certificate

Kayla Lewis, Program Coordinator
Hill Hall, Room 116; Phone 417-836-4196
KaylaLewis@missouristate.edu
 

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Literacy provides a 12-hour graduate-level experience for several groups of students:  those working on DESE Special Reading Teacher, K-12, certification-only coursework; those in other graduate programs who want to add additional literacy (RDG) coursework as an emphasis area; those who already have a master's degree but want to add the DESE Special Reading Teacher, K-12, certification; or those in other situations where additional literacy coursework would allow them to qualify for a new position in the filed of education.  The certificate programs provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for supporting teachers and students.  This certificate is a Missouri State University Certificate and does not meet Missouri State's  DESE Certification requirements for teaching.

Entrance criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must apply and be admitted to the Graduate College.

Certificate Requirements

There are no required courses for the certificate because students are at all levels of need.   Students may choose from the list of RDG courses below:

Courses listed below meet DESE Special Reading Teacher, K-12, certification requirements: 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
RDG 640 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy 3 hrs
RDG 673 Psychology of Literacy 3 hrs
RDG 680 Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning 3 hrs
RDG 685 Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom 3 hrs
RDG 700 Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development     3 hrs
RDG 710 Content Area Literacy 3 hrs
RDG 780 Assessment Procedures for the Literacy Specialist  3 hrs
RDG 781 Assessment of Literacy Problems (must be taken concurrently with RDG 782) 3 hrs
RDG 782 Remediation of Literacy Problems 3 hrs
Additional RDG courses below may, also, be used to complete the 12 hours requirement (as needed): 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
RDG 660 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction 3 hrs
RDG 665 Cultural Diversity in Literacy & Instruction: Classrooms & Community 3 hrs
RDG 740 Issues and Trends in Literacy Education 3 hrs
RDG 770 Curriculum Design in Literacy 3 hrs

 GPA Requirement

Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on all graduate course work at Missouri State University