Adolescent Literacy Certificate

Average Time to Complete Eighteen months to two years, depending on courses selected. We suggest taking one course each semester, fall and spring, and two courses in the summer.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – This certificate is designed for teachers of students in grades 4-12, those beyond the primary years and for whom instruction becomes more content-oriented. We surveyed school districts for their needs and the response was “assistance for teachers of grades 4 and above students.” Hence, the certificate was designed.

Career Paths

  • High school teacher
  • Middle and high school literacy coach

Courses & Requirements

15 Credit Hours | Course Checklist

The Adolescent Literacy certificate consists of 15 hours of coursework, focused on what teachers need to know about literacy development, the word-level and text-level information they need to build their curriculum beyond the grade-level textbook to include writing, and how to motivate students for whom learning has become uninteresting. Course topics include adolescent literacy, word study, writing across the curriculum, and literature for young adults.

Cost & Financial Aid

K-12 Educator Discount Rate – $335 in-state; $750 out-of-state, including fees

Non-K-12 Educator Online Tuition, (same in-state and out-of-state):

$535/credit hour including fees

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of the University of Virginia, you will have access to:

How to Apply

To apply, students must complete the online certificate application and submit letters of recommendation and transcripts of previous degree work for post-Master’s applicants.

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