Graduate Certificate in Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings
Western Kentucky University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings from Western Kentucky University is designed to provide instructors at community colleges, technical schools, and adult education institutions with essential skills and instructional strategies to provide support for literacy learners. Courses cover topics in:

  • Fundamentals of Reading & Related Language Arts
  • Reading & Writing for Learning
  • Differentiating Literacy Instruction
  • Assessment & Evaluation of Reading & Writing
  • Strategy-Based Reading & Writing Intervention
  • Job-Embedded Literacy Methods


  • U.S. baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from an accredited institution
  • Baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • For applicants from non-English speaking countries, a minimum TOEFL paper score of 550, or a score of 79 of the internet based test

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges