The literacy and culture graduate certificate program is designed for candidates who want to improve their skills as reading teachers as well as secondary content teachers who want to learn more about teaching literacy and diverse cultures. While the 15-hour certificate program does not lead to licensure as a reading specialist, the curriculum may be applied toward the 30-hour literacy and culture track of the M.Ed. in Reading.
Required Courses (15 hours)
Students who wish to pursue this program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work), or at least a 3.0 GPA in 12 or more hours of graduate course work. No teaching license is required, and this program does not lead to licensure.
Read more about the UALR Graduate School’s admissions process here.
Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all required coursework to successfully complete this program.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
- Cost per credit hour: $383