Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading & Literacy
Walden University

Program Details

Discover how to design, deliver, and assess developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive elementary reading and literacy instruction for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Using the five pillars of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—as a framework, you’ll examine specific strategies to engage P–3 and intermediate (grades 4–6) readers as well as English language learners (ELLs) and struggling and gifted readers. Recognizing the emergence of “new literacies” and technology, this graduate certificate program provides tools for creating 21st-century literacy experiences that instill today’s students with a love of reading.


  • A bachelor's degree or higher

Special Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission