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Literacy Coaching (Z038)   

Program Title and Classification

Literacy Coaching

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Education

Abstract

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s (EDCI) literacy coach post-baccalaureate graduate certificate program is designed to prepare experienced, highly qualified middle and high school teachers to serve as literacy coaches in low performing middle and high schools. Literacy coaches are skilled content area collaborators who function effectively in middle school and/or high school settings for secondary teachers in the core content areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. They are skilled evaluators of literacy needs within various subject areas and are able to collaborate with secondary school leadership teams and teachers to interpret and use literacy assessment data to inform instruction. Finally, literacy coaches are accomplished middle and high school teachers who are skilled in developing and implementing instructional strategies to improve academic literacy in the four targeted content areas. The program courses focus on

  1. reading, cognition, and instruction across content areas,
  2. diagnostic reading assessment and instruction,
  3. teaching ESOL reading and writing in secondary content areas,
  4. assessing, diagnosing, and teaching writing across content areas,
  5. TESOL, special education, and assistive technology, and
  6. coaching and mentoring teachers.

In addition, literacy coach candidates participate in school district professional development workshops mapped onto the literacy coach coursework. The EDCI literacy coach program addresses the Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches (International Reading Association, 2006). Upon successful completion of the literacy coach program, candidates receive a graduate literacy coach certificate from the University of Maryland.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)

Applicants should be highly qualified middle or high school teachers.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Mar1 Sep
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
program not currently accepting applicationsprogram not currently accepting applications


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.education.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

18 credits required

EDCI 785: Teacher Preparation, Diversity, and Social Change (3 credits)

EDCI 638: Teaching ESOL Reading and Writing in Secondary Content Areas (3 credits)

EDCI 673: Assessing, Diagnosing, and Teaching Writing (3 credits)

EDCI 632: Special Education and Oral Language Development in TESOL (3 credits)

EDCI 662: Diagnostic Reading Assessment and Instruction (3 credits)

EDCI 625: Reading, Cognition, and Instruction: Reading in the Content Areas I (3 credits)

 

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Coaching is a six week program designed to prepare experienced, highly qualified middle and high school teachers to serve as literacy coaches in low performing middle and high schools. It is a joint program between the University of Maryland (UM)/Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS City Schools)/Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)/Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) serving cohorts of selected middle and high school teachers.

 

Website

http://www.education.umd.edu

Contacts

Elizabeth E. Johnson, Program Management Specialist II

University of MarylandDepartment of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)2311 Benjamin Building

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-3153

Fax: (301) 314-9055

ejohnson@umd.edu

 

Dr. Wayne Slater

University of MarylandDepartment of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)2311 Benjamin Building

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-3128

Fax: (301) 314-9055

wslater@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Courses

EDCI