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Graduate Certificate - Early Grade Reading in Developing Countries
Under the Education for All initiative in the past decade, many developing countries made huge gains in increasing access to schooling for children at the primary level. However, subsequent assessments have shown that many of these children are not actually learning to read and write in school.
The Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015 noted that:
According to the Global Partnership for Education, 250 million children who attend primary school in developing countries are struggling to read even basic words.
The global education and international development community is now focused on improving early grade reading in schools in developing countries. However, many development and funding agency staff are not adequately prepared or trained in the specialized knowledge and skills needed to administer and implement effective, research-based early grade reading programs around the world.
The Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate at UMass Amherst consists of 5 fully-online courses designed specifically for practitioners and policy makers working on early grade reading reform projects. The intended outcome of the certificate program is to:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
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