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Literacy P-12, Certificate (1750)


Program Coordinator

Andrea Paganelli, andrea.paganelli@wku.edu, (270) 745-4420

The Literacy P-12 certificate is meant for teachers and students in education-related fields who are interested in adding to their knowledge of literacy education. Coursework includes the topics of literacy development and instruction, assessment and intervention of reading and writing, content area and disciplinary literacy, and diversity and equity in literacy education.

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Required Courses
LTCY 519Literacy Development and Instruction3
LTCY 523Assessment and Intervention of Reading and Writing3
LTCY 524Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy3
LTCY 527Diversity and Equity in Literacy Education3
Advisor Approved LTCY Elective3
Total Hours15

The 3-hour elective can be selected from additional Literacy MAE coursework including electives.

A certification examination is not a requirement to earn this certificate.  However, the Kentucky State Department of Education does require a passing score on the PRAXIS II Assessment to earn the Reading P-12 Endorsement.  Please contact the Office of Professional Educator Services for more information.  The endorsement is only available to students with current teaching certificates.