This certificate program provides K-12 teachers and other education professionals
with specialized preparation for developing academic literacy assessment, curriculum,
and teaching methods specifically designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners
The Academic Literacy Certificate provides further development in theory and methods
for evaluation, development, and implementation of (a) appropriate language assessment,
(b) effective instruction to ELLs specific to developing academic literacy in English,
and (c) culturally responsive curriculum and teaching strategies.
The program is designed for professionals working in programs or classrooms with diverse
language learners. Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from
an accredited institution and hold a current teaching or administrative credential.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained in certificate coursework
with no less than a grade of B in any course. Required courses (12 units) include:
Note: descriptions below have been updated for 2013. These updates are not yet reflected
in the course catalog.