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Graduate Degree Programs

Teaching Writing and Literacy

Doug Antonioli
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034 
Telephone:  610-285-5239 

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:

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admsision. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants just satisfy the Egnlish proficiency requirement. 


EDUC 425. Literacy Assessment (3)
EDUC 452. Teaching Writing (3) OR ENGL 409. Composition Theory and Practice for Teachers (3)
EDUC 463. The Internet and K-12 Education (3)
EDUC 477. Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3)

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

EDUC 400. Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroom (3)
EDUC 416. Teaching Secondary English and the Humanities (3)
EDUC 432. Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3)
EDUC 464. Technology and the Learning Process (3)
EDUC 465. Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)
EDUC 471. Best Practices in Literacy (3)
ENGL 472. Current Theories of Writing and Reading (3)

Effective Semester: Summer 2017
Expiration Semester: Summer 2022

Last Revised by the Department: Fall 2017


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