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Graduate Degree Programs

Teaching Writing and Literacy

Nancy Coco
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034 
Telephone:  610-285-5026 

This program is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching writing and literacy. The certificate will contain 12 core credits plus a 3-credit concentration for a total of 15 credits. A grade of C or higher must be earned in each course to be counted toward the certificate.

Admission Requirements:

An applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree in Education from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree in Education that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.


425. Literacy Assessment (3)
452. Teaching Writing (3)
463. The Internet and K-12 Education (3)
477. Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3)

Select one 3-credit elective concentration from the following list.

432. Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3)
464. Technology and the Learning Process (3)
465. Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)

Effective Semester: Fall 2011
Expiration Semester: Summer 2016

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-06-201

Review Date: 04/09/2013


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