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Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction

100% Online Program option available

The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction is for Idaho certified teachers wanting to add a literacy endorsement to their license.  The courses provide in-depth preparation in reading and writing curricula and instruction that help teachers improve their students’ literacy performance while enhancing their motivation to read and write.

The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction program can be completed 100% online or with face-to-face options. Students have the ability to build a program that best suits their learning preferences and schedules by selecting online or face-to-face classes.

Department: Department of Literacy, Language and Culture

Official Certificate Name: Graduate Certificate in Literacy Instruction

Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate

Note for Students with Out-of-State Home Addresses: If considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state, or upon changing states. Visit the Professional Licensure Disclosures website for more information.

What can I do with this certificate?

You can become a better literacy teacher for all of your students while also serving as a resource of ideas and skills for other educators who also want to enhance their literacy teaching.  Earning this certificate leads to the State of Idaho Literacy Endorsement.

Certificate Reqirements

Course Number and TitleCredits
ED-LLC 540 Foundations of Literacy Instruction or
ED-LLC 549 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course or
A passing Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Examination within past 7 years
0-3
ED-LLC 541 Best Practices in Literacy Assessment3
ED-LLC 542 Best Practices in Literacy Improvement3
ED-LLC 545 Writing Processes, Instruction, and Assessment: K-83
ED-LLC 546 Advanced Study of Children’s Literature3
ED-LLC 548 Diversity in Language Acquisition and Literacy Development3
ED-LLC 550 Advanced Content Area Literacy3
ED-LLC 559 Language, Literacy and Culture3
Total 21-24
Completion of this certificate qualifies the individual for the State of Idaho Literacy Endorsement to be added to a current Idaho teaching credential after passing the Reading Specialist Praxis (5301) examination.

Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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