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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction (12)


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The certificate of graduate study in postsecondary developmental literacy and language instruction is an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate program of study administered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and is available to any graduate-level student in good academic standing at Northern Illinois University. This certificate is intended to prepare current and future college educators to serve a diverse group of students in a variety of postsecondary literacy contexts, including learning assistance programs and developmental/transitional programs in both community colleges and universities. Students completing the certificate will be equipped to understand and critically analyze the historical context of developmental literacy instruction; recognize the social, cultural, linguistic, and academic diversity of students enrolled in developmental literacy coursework; design and implement appropriate and effective evidence-based instruction; and participate professionally in the field of postsecondary developmental literacy.

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