Program Overview

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)

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Core Requirements

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This course focuses on exploring and using reading strategies to support the learning of content material.

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READ 7354 Literacy in the Content Areas

3 credit hours

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Candidates will explore how literacy learning takes place among diverse populations, including second language learners. Candidates explore the role of literature in promoting cross cultural understandings in a student-c...

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READ 7310 Literacy, Language, & Culture

3 credit hours

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The course emphasizes the teaching of the writing process within a writing workshop format, including pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Additional areas of study will include writing conferences, ...

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READ 7348 Teaching Writing Process in Schools

3 credit hours

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Best possible options for associations between middle level students and literature. Literature-based learning and learning how to select a wide variety of books from the best examples of all genres is stressed.

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MCED 7316 Adolescent Literature

3 credit hours

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Special topics in literacy education including, but not limited to, in-depth study of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development and / or reading comprehension as they relate to historical and current p...

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READ 7307 Special Topics in Literacy

3 credit hours

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Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all required coursework to successfully complete this program.

Program Advisor

Dr. Linda Dorn | 501.569.3479 | ljdorn@ualr.edu
Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions

Accreditation

Disabilities

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