The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction is comprised of five courses focusing on the key components of high-quality literacy instruction and assessment. Four courses can be taken for the certificate only option (12 credits). All five courses are required in order to be eligible to apply for the K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement (15 credits)*. The courses provide relevant research, learning experiences and hands-on opportunities to gain a greater understanding of how to teach reading skills, strategies, and comprehension to kindergarten through grade 12 students. The courses also prepare individuals to serve in literacy leadership roles.
The K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement is an option for educators who have an existing Minnesota teaching license and wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of teaching reading. Graduates will be required to pass the MTLE Reading Teacher test in order to obtain their K12 Minnesota Reading Teacher Endorsement license.