Literacy Expertise Changes Lives
Do you have struggling readers and writers in your classroom? The MGH Institute’s Literacy and Language Certificate program can prepare you to help them achieve success. All individuals deserve the chance to develop strong reading and writing skills. Beyond educational and professional prospects, low literacy levels are linked with poor health outcomes and higher poverty and crime rates.
Fortunately, research has shown that reading difficulties can be reduced and even eliminated when literacy instruction is delivered by a highly knowledgeable and skilled teacher. The Literacy and Language Certificate program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design effective literacy instruction for the diverse learners in today’s classrooms. In addition, you will be well prepared to become an educational leader wherever you are employed.
"The Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language program has provided me with a deep understanding of the principles of literacy needed to support students. Supportive professors who are leaders in the field explain research-based methods clearly, so I can maximize my instructional minutes with my students."
Laura Mullen, Literacy and Language CAS Student
20-credit option for those seeking licensure in MA; 17-credit option for all others.
96% pass rate
on the Massachusetts Test for Reading Specialist Licensure (since 2018).
average time to complete program part-time; start fall or summer.