Certificate of Graduate Study in the

Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy


The Certificate of Graduate Study in the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy is an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate program of study administered by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL). This certificate will be of value to students who plan to pursue careers in research, academic and applied settings. The certificate incorporates courses from the College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in order provide a broad perspective on this area of study. Students who complete this certificate will gain the necessary theoretical and methodological knowledge to effectively conduct and interpret research studies concerning language and literacy. Students who complete the certificate will develop a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of language and literacy theory, research, and practice, which will enable them to engage in cutting-edge research and practical applications in educational and community contexts.

Please click on this link to view the information sheet with more details about the certificate. 

*Please note: This course of study does not lead to a graduate degree, but does provide the necessary requirements to earn the NIU Certificate designation.

If you are interested in the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, please click on this link and fill out the interest form.