The Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate is the first university program that focuses specifically on early grade reading in developing countries. This 15-credit, fully-online program offers state-of-the-art professional development for practitioners and policymakers working on early grade reading projects around the world.
The program consists of 5 courses which may be taken in any order. Courses are asynchronous and designed for working professionals living in countries outside of the US as well those based in the US. Credits earned can be applied towards a master’s degree in international education or a doctoral degree with a specialization in international education at UMass Amherst if you decide later that you would like to pursue a degree program.
- 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
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New England Commission of Higher Education