Clyciane Michelini, program coordinator email@example.com.
Literacy Coaching Certificate (Online)
The Literacy Coaching Certificate is an online program designed to prepare eligible classroom teachers, instructional leaders, and other school personnel to serve in literacy leadership roles with the goal of improving teacher practices and student achievement in diverse Pre K-12 school settings.
The Literacy Coaching Certificate program provides a unique opportunity to develop deep expertise in literacy research, policy, practice, and leadership skills at a leading university supported by two outstanding programs within the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University: Literacy Education and Educational Administration.
The Literacy Coaching Certificate Program consists of:
Classes start in the summer and fall semesters, and when students take a 2-course load per semester, the program can be completed in 3 semesters (e.g. summer, fall, and spring).
Credits may apply to degree
This program can also be used as a springboard to further career goals or receive additional training in your chosen career.
The credits earned while enrolled in the certificate program may become part of a program of study (POS) for a Master of Education or a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Literacy Education or a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Literacy, if accepted by the POS committee. More »
The Literacy Coaching Certificate Program is not a state teaching license or an endorsement on any teaching license.
Summer Semester - March 1
The admission process is competitive and limited to the most highly qualified students. There are two steps in the application process:
1. Applying to the School of Education Literacy Program.
2. After approval for admission to the Literacy Program, applying to the ISU Graduate College.
Applying to the Literacy Program
For admission consideration, submit the following documents:
For summer enrollment, application materials are due March 1. For fall enrollment, application materials are due May 1.
Send materials to:
Or send as an email attachment in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification: You will be notified of selection as soon as the faculty committee evaluates your application - sending an email message to the coordinator after you submit the application may help expedite the process. You will also be informed of the next steps you will need to take to be formally admitted to the program. If you need more information please contact the program coordinator, Clyciane Kossatz Michelini at email@example.com.
Students enrolled as off-campus students are eligible for in-state tuition.
Refer to the distance education tuition and fees page for more information.
This three-semester program consists of 17 credits and is offered in a learning community environment. You will be able to work at a pace and time that is right for you. The credits you earn are the same credits you would earn on campus and taught by the same faculty.
Examination of the roles of literacy specialists/coaches in diverse pre-K-12 schools and communities. Particular focus placed on current theories, research, standards, and policies relative to literacy processes and instruction, including culturally responsive literacy; processes of successful literacy coaching; and methods of supporting teachers and other school personnel in planning, implementing, and evaluating literacy instruction for all students.
Designed to increase awareness and understanding of critical issues surrounding the evolving concept of literacy and examine the effect that technology has on the literacy we use every day, teach in our schools, and need in order to function as 21st century citizens.
Critical examination of current policy initiatives and reform efforts that affect how literacy is viewed, assessed, and practiced, as well as how literacy professionals are prepared for their roles in public schools and colleges.
Supervised coaching experience in special area.
Study of principles of transformational leadership and collaborative decision-making skills. Leadership activities that facilitate the development of a school culture that embraces change and school reforms that result in high quality schools dedicated to improved student achievement.
The purpose of this course is for teacher leaders to understand and apply theory and practice of leadership within educational organizations for the purposes of school improvement. Students will use action research, develop and analyze case studies, and employ concepts of change, communication, and facilitation.
Successful completion of the certificate program of study enables candidates to apply for a Literacy Coaching Certificate. This certificate is not a state teaching license or an endorsement for a teaching license.
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