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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences: Certificates:
Post-Master’s Certificate in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment

This certificate program is designed for educators who wish to influence positive growth in reading and literacy. Educators will gain expertise in the best practices in reading, literacy and assessment. In this program, they will learn how to promote the success of diverse learners, and focus on data analysis to support effective literacy programs.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment specialists can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Certificate Courses

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course
Quarter 1

EDDD 8060 – Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy

Quarter 2

EDDD 8102 – Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners

Quarter 3

EDDD 8061 – Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs

Quarter 4

EDDD 8062 – Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas