Penn State Online Family Literacy Certificate Courses - Scholarships Available!
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Penn State Family Literacy Certificate
Register NOW for ADTED 459: Interactive Literacy and Parent Engagement
A limited number of scholarships are available each year for students enrolled in the Family Literacy Certificate. Scholarship recipients will receive a 25% off tuition for the first three courses and 50% off the fourth course, for a total scholarship package of approximately $3200. Scholarship recipients will gain a world-class education at a reduced cost. Applications will be accepted until all scholarships have been awarded.
Eligibility for Scholarship:
- Must be accepted into the post-baccalaureate Family Literacy Certificate program.
- Must complete the Certificate (4 courses) within 3 years.
- Must maintain a B or higher to be eligible for a discount on the next course.
Key features of PSU’s 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy:
- Offered online through Penn State’s nationally recognized World Campus.
- 3-credit post-baccalaureate courses.
- Helps professionals gain high-quality, research-based knowledge about family literacy.
- Act 48-approved provider for PA educators; may count toward professional development hours.
- Use credits toward electives for other World Campus programs, including Master of Education degrees in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education and Curriculum and Instruction.
Family Literacy Certificate Courses:
- Introduction to Family Literacy (ADTED 456) explores the concept of family literacy and how it contributes to the literacy growth of the parent (caregiver), children, and other family members. The course addresses serving diverse and vulnerable families, models of family literacy, the key components of family literacy (adult, early childhood, and parent education; interactive literacy), the role of case management and family support, professional development and program improvement, and advocacy.
- Early Literacy Development (ADTED 458) focuses on young children’s language and literacy development, including ways that parents and staff support this development using research related to children’s learning.
- Spring 2019 (semester is January 7 to April 26, 2019)
- Interactive Literacy and Parent Involvement: Supporting Academic Success (ADTED 459) examines research and practice pertaining to parent involvement, interactions with schools, and building literacy and language interactions between parents and their young children (including English language learners).
- Summer 2019
- Adult Literacy (ADTED 457) provides practitioners with an overview of adult literacy issues, research, theory, and instructional practices in the context of family literacy and how they pertain to the many roles of parents, workers, and community members.
For information about the Certificate and Scholarship, contact Dr. Beth Grinder McLean at email@example.com or 717-432-3498 or link to http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/family-literacy-certificate/overview
To learn more about applying for the Certificate, contact World Campus admissions at 800-252-3592.