Education

Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise

Graduate certificate, online program

Build your students’ literacy and language skills.

Develop your expertise in the systematic observation and assessment of reading, writing, and language behaviors. Learn to use responsive teaching that incorporates differentiated instruction for whole group, small group, and individual learning. Create an inclusive classroom environment through a focus on language and literacy development. This program gives you the skills you need to assess students, plan for instruction, and become a content expert.

Our curriculum is based on the latest theories of literacy learning based on reading, writing, and talking as complex thinking processes. You’ll learn to take an integrated approach to teaching literacy across several contexts in the K-8 classroom. You can also choose from a variety of rigorous elective courses that help you refine your education and study topics that are most relevant to your career as an educator. Topics include:

  • Assessment
  • Guided reading
  • Intentional teaching
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling

Help your students develop strong literacy skills as you cultivate a community of learners who learn collaboratively and think critically.

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Program Structure

100% Online

18 Credits
What are the benefits of an online certificate program?

When you earn your certificate online, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

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Where our graduates work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

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Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise
  • Tuition
    $625/credit x 18
    $11,250
  • Fees
    Technology Fee
    $180
    Copyright Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $120
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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