Graduate Certificate

Shape Young Minds as a Literacy Educator

Designed for licensed teachers, Regis University’s Graduate Certificate in Literacy program enhances the teaching of reading and writing, providing graduates with skills that will help them make an impact in their students’ learning. Areas of emphasis include reading assessment and intervention, literacy for diverse learners and special needs students, and emergent literacy.

Created by practicing educators, the curriculum covers a variety of teaching strategies and assessments which emphasize current, research-based best practices reflecting state literacy standards. Graduates complete the program with a deep knowledge of evidence-based strategies, helping them stand out in their teaching careers and secure new professional opportunities.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
6-12 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

By the Numbers

Tuition discount offered for teachers and paraprofessionals
Colorado students who meet or exceed literacy standards for their grade*
Recent graduates who gave Excellent or Good rating to program’s relevance to their careers


Program Details

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EDRG 604: Literacy for the Diverse Learner

Examines current research and strategies for teaching diverse learners who are multi-lingual, multi-cultural, or come from a disadvantaged environment.

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EDRG 606: Reading Assessment and Intervention

Utilize literacy assessment and diagnostic tools and implement strategies for remediation through clinic reports based on assessment experiences.

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EDRG 644: Teaching Reading and Writing

Use current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment to examine a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing.

To apply to the Literacy Graduate Certificate program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts from a regionally accredited university
  • Resume
  • Valid teaching license

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $589 per credit hour
Total program credits: 12
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Graduate Certificate in Literacy sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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The Graduate Certificate in Literacy is offered by the Division of Education within Regis College.