Why earn a graduate certificate in literacy at Missouri State?
- Choose and complete all your courses 100% online.
- Gain eligibility to apply for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Reading Teacher
Certification for grades K-12.
- More courses beyond the graduate certificate in literacy will likely be required in order to qualify for certification. (Note: You must already be certified in an additional area before you can qualify for this certification.)
- Learn the best practices for teaching literacy. Help people improve their reading and writing skills or learn English as a second language.
- Advance your career with a highly marketable skill-set.
Possible career paths
- Literacy coach
- Reading interventionist
- Reading programs supervisor
- Title I teacher
Certificate in Literacy
Kayla Lewis, Program Director
Hill Hall, Room 209; Phone 417-836-4196
The Graduate Certificate in Literacy provides a 12-hour graduate-level experience for several groups of students: those working on Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Special Reading Teacher, K-12, certification-only coursework; those in other graduate programs who want to add additional literacy (LTC) 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 field 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's DESE Certification requirements for teaching.
To be considered for the program, a student submit a Graduate Application for admission to the certificate program.
There are no required courses for the certificate because students are at all levels of need. Students may choose from the list of LTC courses below:
Courses listed below meet DESE Special Reading Teacher, K-12, certification requirements:
|Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy
|Psychology of Global Literacies
|Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning
|Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom
|Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development
|Content Area Literacy
|Assessment Procedures for the Literacy Specialist
|Assessment of Literacy Problems (must be taken concurrently with LTC 782)
|Remediation of Literacy Problems
Additional LTC courses below may, also, be used to complete the 12 hours requirement (as needed):
|Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction
|Cultural Diversity in Literacy & Instruction: Classrooms & Community
|Issues and Trends in Literacy Education
|Curriculum Design in Literacy
Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on all graduate course work at Missouri State University
Note: This certificate is a Missouri State University Certificate and does not meet Missouri's DESE Certification requirements for teaching.