Why an Advanced Certificate in Reading at Teachers College, Columbia University?
Please be aware the Advanced Certificate in Reading (online) program is neither accepting applications for admission nor enrolling students in any courses at this time. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information.
Up to two-thirds of children in schools across the United States are reading below grade level (NAEP, 2015). A lack of proficiency in reading is a major obstacle to learning in all subject areas. Difficulties with reading affect progression and success in learning environments throughout a student’s educational career. Many teachers need strategies to help their students improve their reading skills, and an Advanced Certificate in Reading from Teachers College, Columbia University addresses that very need.
This 15-credit program is designed to promote effective instruction in critically important reading skills. It will prepare teachers not only to understand the reading process but to provide useful reading interventions, thus improving educational practice and removing barriers to learning.
Taught by leaders in the field of reading and literacy, the program is offered in an online, asynchronous format. This online format allows students to participate in an interactive experience from their home base without having to travel to our campus in New York City. Because all of the courses in the program are asynchronous, students may access the course and instructional materials at any time they choose.
The program consists of five courses, offered one per term over one calendar year, to meet the needs of busy educators who are seeking to increase their toolkit in reading practices.