Certificate of Graduate Study in Literacy
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Literacy is designed to accommodate teachers and special education teachers, educational technicians, and other holders of baccalaureate degrees who do not want to complete all of the requirements for a master's degree but who wish to obtain a basic background in literacy. Students who complete program requirements receive official transcript recognition of their work and a certificate from the Literacy Education program. Certificate completers are able to plan effective literacy instruction for their students.
Total Required Credits: 12
EDU 511 Children's Literature or
EDU 513 Adolescent Literature
EDU 514 Improving Teaching in Content Areas through Literacy or
EDU 521 Digital Literacies and Education
EDU 620 Reading Development and Instruction
EDU 626 The Writing Process
For course descriptions, please click here: http://usm.maine.edu/sehd
Criteria for admission include successful completion of a bachelor's degree and relevant professional experience. To earn a certificate, students must complete 75 percent of the required coursework at USM, and earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course.
Deadlines: May 1 for fall matriculation, October 1 for spring matriculation, and March 1 for summer matriculation.
Candidates should submit all application materials to the USM Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300 by the application deadline.
Application must include:
- Application for Certificate Program, including a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee;
- Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
- Current resume; and
- Personal statement.
Acceptance to a certificate program does not constitute acceptance to a master's or post-master's certificate of advanced study program. Applications for degree status must be made under separate cover.