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Postsecondary Developmental Literacy & Language Instruction, Certificate

This certificate allows current and future educators to demonstrate mastery in five areas related to postsecondary literacy instruction: theory, practice, assessment, research and professional development. Students 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. This certificate prepares current and future college educators to serve a diverse group of students in a variety of postsecondary literacy contexts, including developmental/transitional programs and learning assistance programs in both community colleges and universities.

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Admission Requirements

Students apply to NIU's Graduate School as a student-at-large. See for details.

Delivery Method

Fully online


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