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Graduate Certificate in Literacy Leadership & Coaching

Program Details

The Literacy Leadership and Coaching Certificate is an online and on-campus post-graduate level certificate. Reading specialists are frequently asked to fulfill curriculum leadership and coaching roles at the district and school level. The Standards for Reading Professionals developed by the International Reading Association contains language that calls for increased attention and preparation for Reading Professionals, specifically aimed at coaching classroom teachers; improved leadership skills, and the ability to work with diverse populations. Many existing Reading Specialists will need additional training and advanced coursework to develop new skills in order to meet the new and evolving demands of the position.


  • One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Recommendation Form
  • Statement of Purpose

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission