2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

English Language Arts Elementary Certificate

The English Language Arts Elementary Certificate Program consists of six 2-credit graduate courses that include content in reading literature, reading informational text, reading foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, and digital literacy.

The primary objectives of the English Language Arts Elementary Certificate Program are to

  1. Develop and increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of the Common Core English language arts standards for elementary grades;
  2. Develop and increase teachers’ knowledge of and expertise with instructional strategies, including technology, to implement the Common Core English language arts standards effectively; and
  3. Design and evaluate assessments that inform their instruction of the Common Core English language arts standards.

Admission

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. One of the following:
    1. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 on a 4.00 scale, or
    2. An average of at least 3.00 in the last half of all undergraduate work, or
    3. An average of at least 3.00 for no fewer than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate institution.

Curriculum

(Six 2-credit courses aligned with the content from the Common Core State Standards)

EDU 715Common Core Assessment in English Language Arts Elementary2
EDU 716Effective Communication Through Language2
EDU 717Foundation of Literacy for Professional Educators2
EDU 718Writing and Language Exploration2
EDU 719Research Based Best Practice in Reading2
EDU 720Digital Literacy and the Common Core2
Total Credits12
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