The K-12 Reading Teacher Graduate Certificate program prepares candidates for Minnesota and/or Wisconsin (316) licensure as K-12 Reading Teachers. In addition to providing direct instruction to students, graduates of the program are trained to develop and supervise reading programs. The 15-month program is structured to fit professional educators’ schedules and is offered at convenient locations throughout Minnesota.
This certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program, as part of the M.A. in Literacy Education or as part of the M.A. in Education. Candidates for the M.A. in Literacy degree will complete seven additional courses focusing on reading and writing development across the lifespan.
“Thanks for the life-changing program at SMU. I look back at my coursework binders daily!”
-Jane Miller, K-12 Reading Teacher Program Graduate
“I've been teaching for 15 years and finally feel competent to teach reading to all students. Saint Mary’s has truly made a difference in my instruction.”
-Judy Vitito, K-12 Reading Teacher Program Graduate
“Saint Mary’s University has provided me with a treasure trove of best practices for teaching reading at all grade levels.”
-Kathy Henderson, K-12 Reading Teacher Program Graduate
Gainful Employment Information
Effective July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with non-degree programs defined as “Gainful Employment programs” to disclose certain information about these programs.