Expanding Your Skills in Literacy Education

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Literacy is designed for current educators seeking to complement their existing license, upgrade their skills and credentials or transition into one of our Master of Education programs.
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Literacy Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

The Colorado Department of Education and the Wyoming Standards Board for Education agree there is a need for focused opportunities in the area of literacy. Regis University’s College for Professional Studies is pleased to introduce an academic certificate in the area of Literacy for graduate students, offered both online and on-campus. The certificate is composed of four classes and can be completed in six to nine months.

Total Literacy Certificate Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Program Requirements

Literacy Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours*

EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing
EDRG 603 Emergent Literacy
EDRG 606 Reading Assessment and Intervention
Take 1 class (3 credit hours) from the following:
EDRG 604  Literacy for the Diverse Learner 
EDRG 653  Literacy for Students with Special Needs 
*Certificate requires that student is or has been a licensed teacher. 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official transcripts from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Current resume
  • One recommendation form from a principal, colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting (observation form not needed)
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
  • Once registered in your first course, a $90 Task Stream fee will be applied toward your tuition. This fee is eligible for financial aid. Task Stream creates a webfolio where all evaluations, projects, papers and field hours are tracked in once place, which can be provided as a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


Regis University Tuition: Literacy Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,775 12 $475 $75
Online $5,775 12 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.