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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings first need to be admitted to the Graduate School.

The first step is to complete the online graduate application.

  • Select "Apply First Time Graduate & Transfer" if you have not taken graduate courses at WKU before. Select "Apply for Graduate Readmission" only if you have previously taken WKU graduate courses.

In addition to the application, the following supporting materials are required:

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Statement of Professional Goals
  3. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 paper score, 197 computer, 70 internet based is required.

All supporting materials should be mailed to:

Western Kentucky University
The Graduate School
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1010

Who should apply?

This certificate is appropriate for anyone interested in language development, reading instruction and evaluation of learning. It is designed to reach professionals who are not certified to teach, but would benefit professionally or personally from increasing their knowledge in the areas of language development, reading instruction and evaluation of learning. Professionals typically entering the program included instructors at community colleges, universities, technical schools, and adult education institutions.

Please note: Courses within the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate are not appropriate for certified teachers and do not count toward the MAE-Literacy Education degree program.


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 Last Modified 8/3/16