Literacy Specialist, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 18

Program Code: G078

The courses included in the certificate are all required courses in the master's degree that leads to a recommendation for state certification as a Reading Specialist and have assignments that are used to assess mastery of the standards.

Certificate Requirements

EDRG 5573Culture, Language and Literacy3
EDRG 5723Emergent and Beginning Literacy3
EDRG 5814Applications of Literacy Assessment and Evaluation4
EDRG 5903Literacy Leadership3
EDRG 5934Applications of Literacy Instructional Strategies4
EDRG 5641Topics in Literacy1
Total Credit Hours18

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.