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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Family Literacy


Improve Your Literacy Abilities

Penn State's online certificate program in family literacy is a 12-credit program designed to meet the professional development needs of persons working in a variety of literacy education settings. The program can help you:

  • earn college credits in the field of literacy
  • expand your knowledge and skills in the field of literacy
  • increase your earning potential

A Program That Can Suit Your Needs

Students in the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy program can apply course work to the following degree programs:

Convenient and Flexible

Each course is taught using a blend of web and email to maximize flexibility, while maintaining teacher and student interaction. As a Penn State World Campus student, you can learn when and where it's most convenient for you.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 3

    Introduces family literacy concepts, models, and components supporting families: adult, child, and parent education; interactive literacy activities; and case management.

  • 3

    Surveys adult basic and literacy education research, theory, programming, and instruction; highlights learners' roles as parents, workers, and community members.

  • 3

    Focuses on young children's language and literacy development, including parental and staff support, grounded in scientifically based reading research.

  • 3

    Explores parental involvement in education and parent-child literacy activities that support children's language and literacy development, especially among diverse families.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

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