Leading Readers Upward

Teachers are critical to a child’s readiness to read. That’s why every child deserves a teacher who has the expertise to lead him or her up the path to literacy achievement. In the spirit of that aspiration, Ball State University offers a new graduate certificate in literacy instruction.

This certificate meets the new licensing requirements by the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) for reading teachers. It’s a good option for reading coaches, reading specialists, remedial reading teachers, and other elementary teachers who would like to add a reading license to their current license.

Certificate courses are taught by faculty who hold doctorates and teach in Ball State Teachers College, one of the most comprehensive and renowned colleges of education in the country. The certificate can be completed in two or three semesters.

The 15-credit certificate is also a good option if you’re considering a master’s degree in the future because it partially completes requirements for the master's in elementary education (MAE).

Mode of Delivery

This program is offered 100 percent online.

Academic Advisor

Linda Martin
Department of Elementary Education

Take the Next Step

Learn more about our certificate requirements and admissions process.