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June 30, 2026 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm

Online Graduate Certificate in Developing Literacy Expertise Through Responsive Classroom Teaching

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Build your students’ literacy and language skills.

Develop your expertise in the systematic observation and assessment of K-8 reading, writing, and language behaviors. This 18-credit online program gives you the skills you need to assess students, plan for instruction, and become a content expert.

Number of Days:
Complete in 8 months.
Anywhere / Anytime
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
Must be taken for graduate credit

Our curriculum is based on the latest theories of literacy learning based on reading, writing, and talking as complex thinking processes. You’ll learn to take an integrated approach to teaching literacy across several contexts in the K-8 classroom. You can also choose from a variety of rigorous elective courses that help you refine your education and study topics that are most relevant to your career as an educator.

Topics include:

  • Assessment
  • Guided reading
  • Intentional teaching
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling

Help your students develop strong literacy skills as you cultivate a community of learners who learn collaboratively and think critically.

Full details for this online program can be found on the Lesley University site.

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What are the benefits of an online program?

When you earn your certificate online, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

Full details and enrollment requirements for this online certificate can be found on the Lesley University website.