Graduate Certificate in Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners

Graduate Certificate

Prepares educators to develop literacy and language development skills that are a crucial step in children's growth and development. The certificate includes methods that help all learners-including those who are linguistically or culturally diverse-gain important literacy skills.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: Online Classroom: Fully Online Recommended completion time: 4 semesters Credits required for completion: 12 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you'll learn

Developing literacy and language development skills is a crucial step in children’s growth and development. Literacy instruction is a national focus, and for good reason. Studies show that students who are not reading on grade level by fourth grade have decreased chances of graduating from high school. Students need educators who can help them grow their reading skills at an early age as a way of preparing them for a successful future.

The University of Colorado Denver’s Literacy & Language Development for Diverse Learners certificate offers K-12 teachers and paraeducators advanced skills in the development, assessment and instruction of literacy for young learners. You’ll explore methods that will help all learners--including those who are linguistically or culturally diverse--gain important literacy skills.

This highly interactive online program offers participants the chance to become part of an engaged learning community with the ease of online learning. You’ll learn and share with like-minded peers and form lasting relationships with colleagues as you learn and grow together.

After completing the program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to create rich environments that envelop young learners in language and literacy development opportunities, both oral and written. You will be the guide who sets young learners on a path to success and empowers them for a lifetime of learning.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value diversity and inclusion. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Read the instructions below:
    1. From the Admissions Dashboard click "Start New Application"
    2. Click the "Create Application" button
    3. Click the "Open Application" button
    4. Fill in your Personal Information before continuing on to the "Academic Interest" section
    5. Select the Certificate button
    6. Under the Non-Degree dropdown, select "Denver Non-Degree"
    7. Please choose a certificate under the Certificate drop down menu
    8. Select the Term you wish to enroll and then continue the rest of the application as instructed
  2. Start your application here

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-6300.