Post-Master Certificate in Literacy Educator

The post-master certificate in literacy educator program a professional certificate program designed to enhance knowledge of reading processes, skills and strategies, reading assessment, and corrective reading methods and materials. The curriculum, emphasizing both theory and practice, is informed by the International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals.

Program of Study

The post-master certificate in literacy educator program requires 12 hours past the master’s degree and is aligned with Maryland State Department of Education reading teacher endorsement specifications. Courses to complete the program are selected with advisement based on these options:

Complete one of the following:

  • REED 516 Elementary Literacies
  • REED 517 Adolescent Literacies

Complete one of the following:

  • REED 515 Emergent Literacies
  • REED 518 Diversity and Literacy
  • REED 510 Writing: Processes and Products

Complete the following:

  • REED 610 Literacy Assessments
  • REED 611 Literacy Practicum I


Admission requires an application for graduate admission, the application fee, official transcript showing undergraduate degree completion and official transcript showing a master’s degree in education or a related field of study. The following additional documents and requirements are needed, and applicants are guided by SU’s online application to supply them:

  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who support the candidate’s ability for graduate study in educational administration and supervision.
  • Employer’s letter providing evidence of at least two years (18 months) of satisfactory teaching performance.
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • A program of study completed with a program advisor.

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