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Graduate Certificate in Literacy P-12

Program Credit Hours
Program Overview

The Literacy P-12 certificate requires 15 hours and is meant for teachers and students in education-related fields who are interested in adding to their knowledge of literacy education. You can combine this certificate with other coursework to enhance your degree.

Course Format
Certificate Curriculum
  • LTCY 519 Literacy Development and Instruction (3 hours)
  • LTCY 523 Assessment and Intervention of Reading and Writing (3 hours)
  • LTCY 524 Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy (3 hours)
  • LTCY 527 Diversity and Equity in Literacy Education (3 hours)
  • Elective (3 hours)
  • WKU Online tuition is the same for all students – regardless of location. There is no "out-of-state" rate.
  • Tuition and Online fees: $707 per credit hour
  • Financial Assistance is available at the Graduate level
When Can I Start?
Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements are consistent with the Graduate School's, which do not require the Praxis. 
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or greater on baccalaureate degree or equivalent international degree or minimum GPA of 3.0 on a degree higher than a baccalaureate or equivalent international degree.
  • Evidence of English proficiency (international students only)

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 Last Modified 8/7/23