The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction comprises six 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 six courses are required in order to be eligible to apply for the K12 Reading Teacher Licensure Certificate (15 credits + 100 hour Practicum). 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 K12 Reading Teacher Licensure is an option for educators who have an existing Minnesota teaching license and wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of teaching reading.