Certificate of Graduate Study in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction

About the Program

Prepare to serve a diverse group of students with our Certificate of Graduate Study in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction. Our online program is designed for current and future college educators. It will prepare you to promote literacy in settings such as learning assistance programs at community colleges and universities.

You’ll analyze the formation of developmental literacy instruction and learn to recognize the cultural and academic diversity of your students. Our accomplished faculty members will show you how to design and implement effective evidence-based instruction. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to participate professionally in the field of postsecondary developmental literacy.

Program Mode of Delivery

The coursework is 100 percent online. 


Information about specific course requirements can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

Start your application now with the NIU Graduate School.


Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online graduate certificate
College: College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Credits Required: 15 credits
Tuition Per Credit: $505.00
$874.24 (international)
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Application Deadlines

For applicants residing in the U.S.

Term Deadline
Fall August 15
Spring December 13


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