Dec 06, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy Leadership and Coaching Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The Certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching will provide teachers the knowledge and experiences to become outstanding literacy leaders in schools and districts. This certificate program recognizes students’ ability to design curriculum, supervise teachers, and act as overall literacy leaders. The program will be taught completely online by reading faculty within the Department of ICL at the University of Memphis.

The goal of the certificate program is to 1) offer literacy teachers education beyond the state certified reading endorsement to prepare them to address the leadership needs across the region and beyond, 2) provide an accelerated program of study that will enable students to receive a Certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching in a timely and meaningful fashion, and 3) give official recognition of an expertise in literacy leadership to help students qualify for jobs both within and outside the United States.


Students interested in receiving a Certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching must be admitted to this graduate certificate program and either be admitted to the MS degree program in Reading or have an advanced degree in a related field. The courses may be completed as part of a degree program with the advisor’s approval.

Program Requirements:

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Must earn state reading endorsement (pass praxis and have three years teaching experience)
  2. The student must complete all five required courses with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher, for a total of 15 credit hours.
  3. In the semester of graduation, the student must submit the Apply to Graduate form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the Graduate Analyst in Ball Hall 215 (3798 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38152) by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.

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