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Online Certificate of Graduate Study in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction is intended to prepare current and future college education professionals to serve a diverse group of students in a variety of postsecondary literacy contexts, including learning assistance programs and developmental/transitional programs in both community colleges and universities.

The Certificate promotes mastery in five key areas related to postsecondary literacy instruction: theory, practice, assessment, research, and professional development. Those completing the Certificate will be equipped to understand and critically analyze the historical context of developmental literacy instruction; recognize the social, cultural, linguistic, and academic diversity of students enrolled in developmental literacy coursework; design and implement appropriate and effective evidence-based instruction; and participate professionally in the field of postsecondary developmental literacy.

Required Core Course (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester
LTRE 519 Teaching Postsecondary Reading or summer 2018
LTRE 719 Principles and Methods of Teaching Postsecondary Reading summer 2019
LTRE 512 Disciplinary Reading Instruction at the Postsecondary Level spring 2019
LTRE 518 Curriculum and Program-Level Design in Postsecondary Reading

fall 2019

LTRE 521 Postsecondary Reading Assessment fall 2018

Electives (3 credits)

Course Number Title
CHAE 509 Culture of the College Student
CAHE 522 Student Development in Higher Education: Programs, Issues, and Practices
CAHE 702 Student Development in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
LTCY 586 Internship in Literacy Education
LTIC 551 Teaching Literacy Skills to Adult English Language Learners: Methods and Materials or
CAHA 511X Teaching Literacy Skills to Adult English Language Learners: Methods and Materials
LTIC 553 Crosscultural Issues in the Adult ESL Classroom or
CAHA 553X Crosscultural Issues in the Adult ESL Classroom
LTRE 718 Adult Reading Instruction

Questions?

For more information about the program, contact Jodi Lampi at 815-753-8486 or jlampi@niu.edu.

Faculty

Jodi Lampi

Jodi P. Lampi
Assistant Professor

Norm Stahl

Norman A. Stahl
Professor Emeritus