Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Graduate Certificate in K-12 Reading


1926 Collegeview Drive S.E.

Rochester, MN 55904

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in K-12 Reading

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's K-12 Reading Teacher Graduate Certificate gives you the expertise you need to engage and motivate students to read in a one-on-one or classroom setting. Advance your teaching skills and improve your students' ability and excitement to read.

In just seven courses over 18 months, you'll learn to use assessment data to develop curriculum, teach culturally diverse readers, and to open up the world of reading to each of your students.

Wisconsin and Minnesota teachers are licensed respectively according to their state requirements.
K-12 Reading Teacher Graduate Certificate Program Highlights

·    7 Courses, 18 months: Gain this marketable credential in just a year and a half and bring new skills to your classroom.

·    Reading for All: Create life-long learners as you develop each of your students skills and excitement for reading.

·    Prepare for your License: Minnesota and Wisconsine teachers will be prepared for the K-12 Reading License and 316 Reading Teacher License, respectively.

·    Transfer Credits Allowed: Transfer up to 6 credits of Saint Mary's GPDE continuing education coursework that align to Minnesota's reading standards and shorten the time it takes to earn your certificate.
K-12 Reading Careers

With your teaching license and Saint Mary's K-12 Reading Teacher Graduate Certificate, you can bring new skills to your classroom or explore specialized career options.

Education, training, and library occupations are projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding about 888,900 new jobs. Median salaries for these roles also top the national average of $37,690. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002380

Locale: Distant Town

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