Graduate Certificate in Developing Systematic Language & Literacy Expertise
Lesley University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise program helps students develop strong literacy skills as they cultivate a community of learners who learn collaboratively and think critically.  The curriculum focuses on language and literacy development as students learn to use responsive teaching that incorporates differentiated instruction for whole group, small group, and individual learning.  The program is based on the latest theories of literacy learning based on reading, writing, and talking as complex thinking processes while teaching integrated approaches to teaching literacy across several contexts in the K-8 classroom.


  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited college or university, with a satisfactory GPA
  • Should be teaching in a classroom or have access to students
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education

Restricted States

Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oregon