Adult Literacy certificate
Many of our social issues today are impacted by low literacy. As adults learn to read, they become more informed citizens, healthier and self-sufficient community members, stronger parents, and more capable employees.
Our certificate in Adult Literacy empowers teachers and reading specialists to make a difference in the lives of those affected by low literacy. Discover new strategies and learning tools, implement effective programs, and become an influential
advocate for underserved learners.
- Develop leadership and advocacy skills. Become a compelling proponent for change.
- Earn a credential that distinguishes you from other job candidates in education, health and human service organizations, and in government agencies.
- Earn a credential while building credits toward a full Master’s program.
- 14 credits minimum completed in 1-2 semesters for full time students.
- Certificate coursework completed with undergraduate student status cannot be applied to graduate-level degree programs.
- Program planning sheet [pdf]
Adult literacy (minimum of 6 credits from modules below)
- OLPD 5211—Introduction to the Undereducated Adult (1 cr)
OLPD 5212—Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Workplace (1 cr)
OLPD 5213— Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Community (1 cr)
- OLPD 5224—Formal Assessment of Adult Literacy (1 cr)
OLPD 5225—Informal Assessment of Adult Literacy (1 cr)
OLPD 5226—Advanced Assessment of Adult Literacy (1 cr)
- OLPD 5233—Methods of Teaching Beginning Adult Literacy (1 cr)
OLPD 5234—Methods of Teaching Intermediate Adult Literacy (1 cr)
OLPD 5235—Methods of Teaching Advanced Adult Literacy (1 cr)
Adult education (minimum 3 credits)
- OLPD 5201—Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 cr)
- OLPD 5202—Perspectives of Adult Learning and Development (3 cr)
Field Experience (minimum 3 credits)
Electives (minimum 2 credits)