Courses may be taken in any order.
|EDUC 680||How Children in Developing Countries Learn to Read (Foundation Course)||3|
|EDUC 680B||Systems to Support Early Grade Reading||3|
|EDUC 697TP||Teacher Preparation and Support for Early Grade Reading||3|
|EDUC 687T||Materials and Technology for Early Grade Reading||3|
|EDUC 687R||The Role of Community and Family in Supporting Early Grade Reading||3|
This course introduces participants to the basic principles of children's reading acquisition in low-resource classrooms in developing countries, no prerequisites.
This course will introduce you to the components of systems to improve early grade reading in developing countries and to system reform and change.
This on-line course introduces participants to the theories and research on how to support early grade reading teacher preparation and support; open to masters- or doctoral-level; no prerequisites.
The purpose of this course is to help the student develop a critical appreciation of the system of development and use of material resources to support reading.
This course will help the student analyze and make a plan for using evidence-based strategies to improve community and family participation in supporting early grade reading.
Admissions is on a rolling basis.
- Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
- Work or intend to work in the field of education and/or early grade reading
- Have sufficient English reading and writing skills to participate in the courses (As a guideline, this would be equivalent to at least 80 on the TOEFL IBT. Note that you DO NOT need to take the TOEFL or submit any scores.)
International applicants (non-U.S. citizens) are welcome.
We encourage participants to apply to the certificate program by the end of the second course.
- Fill out the online application form
Send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Résumé or CV
- Personal statement (maximum 1 page single-spaced), explaining your interest in the certificate, how your professional and educational background makes this program a good fit for you, as well as your professional development goals.
Transfer of Credits
If, after you complete the requirements for the Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate, you apply to and enroll in either the master’s (36 credits) or doctoral program with a specialization in International Education, you will be able to apply all 15 credits to that program.