Literacy Leadership Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

To be considered for admission into the certificate program, applicants must have a 3.0 grade-point average in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work if applying with a master’s degree).

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
EDUC 452Teaching Writing3
EDUC 477Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers3
EDUC 865Literacy Leadership3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Literature for Children and Adolescents
Literacy Methods
Teaching English in Bilingual/Dialectal Education
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.


Campus Harrisburg
Graduate Program Head Mary Napoli
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Mary Napoli
Program Contact

Katherine Wimer Martin
Olmsted Building, W331
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown PA 17057
(717) 948-6205

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