2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy


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The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy prepares educators to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy instruction to preK–6 students of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Courses examine assessment methods, resources, and instructional strategies required to support beginning preK–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 (preK–6).

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 total semester credits

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