The mission of the Literacy Leadership Certificate is to educate school leaders in the science of reading so
that they can make informed decisions concerning reading-related issues in
their schools and districts.
- Provide an efficient, flexible, affordable way for school leaders to learn
about current state laws and initiatives related to reading.
- Educate school leaders in research-supported approaches to hiring decisions,
curriculum purchases, and instructional & assessment
Course One (EDFI 650): Literacy Assessment,
Curriculum Alignment, and Data Analysis (offered every fall)
Candidates will examine curriculum, assessment, instruction, and data
information within a structured literacy framework.
Course Two (EDFI 670): Literacy Leadership (offered every spring)
This course introduces candidates to key researchers and practitioners in the
area of raising literacy achievement. Models for replication will be analyzed
and discussed as they apply to individual student contexts.
Course Three (EDFI 675): The Science of Reading for
Literacy Leaders (offered every summer)
This course introduces the principles and elements of the science of reading
and its application to structured literacy practices. Major research from
multiple fields of study will be examined to apply evidence-based practices to
reading instruction, assessment, and intervention.