• School of Education

  • Literacy Certificate for the Teaching of Reading & Writing

    Enhance your understanding of the role of literacy learning across the curriculum.

    Literacy programs at Hamline help teachers develop practical theory for the effective teaching of language in literature-rich classrooms where students are supported and challenged to become complex and critical thinkers. 

    This certificate provides specific study of reading and writing theory and practice for both beginning and experienced teachers.

    Program Overview

    The certificate program provides specific study of reading and writing theory and practice for both beginning and experienced teachers.

    Topics include: comprehension strategies, writing workshop, literature circles, poetry, integrating literature into the curriculum, emergent literacy, reading and writing in the content areas, literary genres, assessing reading and writing, critical literacy, balanced literacy, and many more.

    The timeline and pace of the program is self-directed and new courses are added frequently to afford variety and depth. Completion of this certificate provides a valuable professional credential for teachers interested in the teaching of reading and writing.

    Courses

    The Literacy Certificate for the Teaching of Reading and Writing requires 12 semester credits: 5 reading, 4 writing, and 3 elective. Because our course offerings are always changing to keep up with what is new and exciting in the field, the certificate is designed as a 'build your own' program. Most LANG 6000 and 7000 level courses will fulfill requirements. Please contact gcs@hamline.edu with questions about course offerings.

    Certificate Completion

    If you believe you have completed all of the requirements of the Literacy for the Teaching of Reading & Writing certificate, please request your printed certificate. Your transcript will be evaluated and your accounts checked for holds. Certificates are processed monthly and you can expect to receive it within four to six weeks after your request. Congratulations on your hard work!