Texas Tech University

Developmental Literacy - Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Graduate certificates are intended to meet the supplemental post-baccalaureate education needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The set of courses provides a coherent knowledge base.

Offered: Online

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Career Opportunities With This Certificate

The 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Developmental Literacy fills a need in the community for qualified teachers in developmental reading programs, adult basic education, adult literacy programs, alternative high schools, reading intervention programs in traditional high school settings, and GED programs.

Application Requirements

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Semester in which the program can be started

Continuous enrollment, students may begin coursework during any semester.

Estimated Hours to Completion

15 hours of coursework.

Course List

  • EDLL 5341 - Developing Academic Literacy in the Disciplines for Adolescents 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • EDLL 5342 - Classroom-Based Literacy Assessment for Differentiated Instruction 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • EDLL 5356 - Trends and Issues in Adolescent Literacy 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • EDLL 5366 - Teaching Developmental Readers Adolescent to Adult 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • EDLL 5355 - Creating Writing-Centered Classrooms 3 Semester Credit Hours Or EDLL 5350 – Developing Traditional and New Literacies 3 Semester Credit Hours

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the office of graduate education and research in the College of Education.


Admission is rolling so there are no deadlines.

Tuition & Fees

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