Graduate Certificate in Transformative Practices in Reading
Concordia University – Portland

Program Details

If you want to show that your knowledge, skills, and dedication to education go beyond the ordinary, it’s time to consider a certificate program. Earning a graduate-level certificate from Concordia University–Portland will set you apart — and put you ahead. Concordia offers a range of certificate programs designed for working professionals interested in deepening their understanding of a specific subject area, teaching discipline, or set of competencies. Taught by experienced practitioners who stay current on the needs of today’s classrooms, schools, and communities, Concordia’s certificate programs will connect you with peers equally committed to the success of their students — and their own success. Concordia's non-licensure/non-endorsement certificates can be completed fully online in less than eight months. 

Concordia’s Transformative Practices in Reading certificate will strengthen and hone your ability to teach reading in general education classrooms, providing much-needed support which may benefit students through their entire life. Offering additional tools for effective reading practices, the coursework provides a deeper research-based understanding of the key components of effective reading instruction and assessment, both formal and informal. In less than eight months this online graduate certificate program can enhance your instructional skills as a schoolwide reading leader and literary coach.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Work History Form
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Statements of Intent
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of Kentucky.