Build Knowledge to Help Families - Enroll in Penn State Certificate Courses!

Build your knowledge to help families in a changing world!

Earn an Online Certificate in Family Literacy or Adult Basic Education through Penn State’s College of Education (World Campus)

Courses to support learning and literacy for children, families, and adults

Key features of PSU’s Family Literacy (FL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Certificate Programs

  • Four course, 12-credit certificates through Penn State’s World Campus
  • Helps professionals gain high-quality, research-based knowledge about family literacy (i.e., parent involvement, adult literacy, and early literacy development) and ABE (i.e., numeracy and literacy, distance learning).

SCHOLARSHIPS available for the Family Literacy Certificate

For information about the Certificates:

FL Certificate Courses Fall 2020

  • ADTED 456:  Introduction to Family Literacy
  • ADTED 458:  Early Literacy Development

ABE Certificate Courses Fall 2020

  • ADTED 460:  Introduction to Adult Education (required)
  • ADTED 480:  Teaching Math and Numeracy to Adults (required)
  • ADTED 505:  The Teaching of Adults (elective)
  • ADTED 507:  Research and Evaluation in Adult Education (elective)
  • ADTED 531:  Course Design and Development in Distance Education (elective)
  • ADTED 542:  Perspectives on Adult Learning Theory (elective)
  • LDT 415A:     Systematic Instructional Development (elective)


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