Enhance literacy in the K-8 classroom.

Build your skills and knowledge in literacy for the K–8 classroom with the online Graduate Certificate in Literacy for the Classroom Teacher (K-8). Our program helps you integrate technology to enhance multiple literacies, integrate reading and writing in the classroom, and to use authentic literature to match readers and text. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising.


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Program of Study

Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
EEDUC 6059 Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom
EEDUC 6001 The Teaching of Writing (K-12)
EEDUC 6101 Content Literacy
EECLD 6002 Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language 3
EECLD 6010 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas
EECLD 6001 Culturally Responsive Teaching

Faculty Spotlight

Stephanie Spadorcia

Associate Professor

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Nancy Peterson

Adjunct Professor

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Tuition is $610 per credit hour.

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Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A résumé
  • If you are pursuing a graduate certificate for professional licensure or endorsement in Massachusetts, you will need to submit your bachelor’s and master’s transcripts with a copy of your initial license. Please speak with an admissions counselor to verify which license is required for the professional license/endorsement you are seeking.

We’ll help you get started by gathering your transcripts for you — and we’ll even pay any fees to get copies for you.

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