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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*)


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The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy prepares educators to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy instruction to P–6 students of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Courses examine assessment methods, resources, and instructional strategies required to support beginning P–3 readers and developing readers in grades 4–6 by using the five pillars of reading as an organizational framework (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). To support English-language learners (ELLs), educators examine the second-language acquisition process, learn to assess literacy proficiency, and select appropriate instruction materials. Educators learn to assess progress and differentiate instruction for both struggling and gifted readers. Effective collaboration skills are emphasized throughout the coursework. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (P–6).

*Walden University’s Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in elementary reading and literacy. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as an elementary reading and literacy teacher.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 total semester credits

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification


This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data


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