Expanding Your Skills in Literacy Education

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Literacy is designed for current educators seeking to complement their existing license, upgrade their skills and credentials or transition into one of our Master of Education programs.
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Literacy Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

The Colorado Department of Education and the Wyoming Standards Board for Education agree there is a need for focused opportunities in the area of literacy. Regis University’s College for Professional Studies is pleased to introduce an academic certificate in the area of Literacy for graduate students, offered both online and on-campus. The certificate is composed of four classes and can be completed in six to nine months.

Total Literacy Certificate Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this certificate at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Literacy

EDRG 603 - Emergent Literacy

Studies the young learner as he or she learns to read and write. Emphasizes early learning strategies and developmental theory. NOTE: Field experience included.

EDRG 606 - Reading Assessment and Intervention

Literacy assessment and diagnostic tools will be utilized and strategies for remediation implemented. Students will create clinic reports based on assessment experiences. Explores affective factors and current issues.Prerequisites: EDRG 603, EDRG 604 and EDRG 644 NOTE: Field experience included.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EDRG*603 AND EDRG*644;

EDRG 644 - Teaching Reading and Writing

Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.

Elective

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

Take 1 course selected from the following:
EDRG 604-Literacy for the Dvierse Learner
EDRG 653-Literacy for Students with Special Needs

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

EDFD 641 Children's/Adlscnt Literature (3.00)

Studies the various genres of early childhood, children's and adolescent literature. Emphasizes the history of this literature, the analysis and evaluation of its literary elements and the discussion of the value issues raised in various literary pieces. Includes the integration of early childhood, children's and adolescent literature in instruction.

EDRG 602 Reading/Writing Connections (3.00)

Studies the reading and writing connection, different models of literacy process development, and how to teach in an integrated approach. NOTE: Field experience component included.

EDRG 603 Emergent Literacy (3.00)

Studies the young learner as he or she learns to read and write. Emphasizes early learning strategies and developmental theory. NOTE: Field experience included.

EDRG 604 Literacy for the Diverse Learner (3.00)

Examines current research and strategies for teaching diverse learners who are multi-lingual, multi-cultural, or come from a disadvantaged environment. Also includes information on strategies for students with special needs. NOTE: Field experience included.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 640.

EDRG 635 Reading Strategies/Secondary Student (3.00)

Reviews basic literacy instructional practices to help all secondary learners in their content areas as well as age appropriate remediation strategies for struggling readers. Prerequisites: EDRG 602, EDRG 603 and EDRG 644. NOTE: Field experience included.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EDRG*602, EDRG*603 AND EDRG*644;

EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing (3.00)

Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.

EDSC 652 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3.00)

Introduces general information about the reading process and the methodologies used in the teaching of reading and writing at the secondary level. Focuses on the concept of content reading and on the writing process. Familiarizes student with how teachers teach their students to effectively learn from expository text. Provides knowledge about some of the newer theories in content reading and writing as well as those proven to be effective. Meets the state requirement for reading for secondary and middle school teachers.

How to Apply

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official transcripts from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Current resume
  • One recommendation form from a principal, colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting (observation form not needed)
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
  • Once registered in your first course, a $90 Task Stream fee will be applied toward your tuition. This fee is eligible for financial aid. Task Stream creates a webfolio where all evaluations, projects, papers and field hours are tracked in once place, which can be provided as a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Literacy Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,775 12 $475 $75
Online $5,775 12 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.