Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings, Certificate (0462)

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Program Coordinator

Andrea Paganelli,, (270) 745-4420

The Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate provides graduate students with essential skills and instructional strategies to provide support for literacy learners and aligns with the Senate Bill 1 (2009) mandate for P-20 alignment of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. This 18 credit-hour certificate is appropriate for, but not limited to, instructors at community colleges, technical schools, and adult education institutions. Courses within the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate are not appropriate for certified teachers and do not count toward the MAE-Literacy Education degree program.

Program Admission

Persons applying to the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate must be admitted to the Graduate School, and submit an application, two letters of recommendation, and statement of professional goals. For applicants from non-English speaking countries a minimum TOEFL paper score of 550, or a score of 79 on the internet based test, is required.

Graduate School Admission

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

Program Requirements (18 hours)

Required Courses
LTCY 500Fundamentals of Reading and Related Language Arts3
LTCY 501Reading and Writing for Learning3
LTCY 502Differentiating Literacy Instruction3
LTCY 503Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Writing3
LTCY 504Strategy-Based Reading and Writing Intervention3
LTCY 505Job-Embedded Literacy Methods3
Total Hours18