This 12 credit certificate program in Literacy Supports for students with and at-risk for learning disabilities provides in-depth learning and experiences in theory and methods of literacy (reading and writing) instruction. Students will have specialized knowledge in literacy assessment and instruction for preK-12 students who exhibit difficulties acquiring and developing literacy skills. The Literacy Supports specialization is for educators who: are interested in improving literacy outcomes for students with disabilities and at-risk for failure; want to support all students in a variety of classroom settings within an RtI or SRBI framework; want to understand how to support the literacy needs of students in content areas; desire a more focused and intensive exploration and application of literacy theory, methods, and practices for students with disabilities and at risk for learning difficulties, and recognize the diverse learning needs of students in today’s classrooms.
Required Courses: EPSY 5092 and three courses from ESPY 5113, 5114, 5115 or 5123.
This certificate is offered by the Neag School of Education.