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Graduate Program


Name: Dr. Alice Sagehorn
Phone: 620-235-4499

Reading/Language Arts Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Reading/Language Arts (ELA) program is an 18 hour non-degree and non-licensure program designed to certify that participants have specialized knowledge and skills in teaching reading/language arts. All of the courses may be applied to the Masters Degree in Reading, Classroom Teacher emphasis or Reading Program Coordinator.

Undergraduate students may begin the Certificate program in their final semester with approval from their advisor and the Reading Program Coordinator.

Required Courses

Students may enter the program in any semester.

Fall Semester

READ 845 Approaches to Teaching Writing 3 Credit Hours
READ 870 Developmental Reading Instruction 3 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

READ 834 Advanced Children's and Young Adult Literature 3 Credit Hours
READ 872 Methods and Materials in Remedial Reading 3 Credit Hours

Summer Semester

READ 720 Content Literacy for Middle and Secondary Teachers 3 Credit Hours
READ 848 Advanced Language Arts 3 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree or be in their final semester of a PSU undergraduate program.
  • Undergraduate degree; 3.0 GPA or admitted with condition