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Why ODU for Literacy Coaching?

This certificate is designed for current classroom teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a valid teaching license. Through this program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for effective literacy coaching in K-12 education.

Your courses will focus on foundations and assessment of literacy, implementing effective professional development, and incorporating digital technologies into literacy instruction.

Some coursework in this certificate may be applied toward our Master's in Reading Education, which is NCATE/CAEP accredited.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours

You will take a total of four graduate level courses for this certificate.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To take this certificate, you must be a current classroom teacher with a valid teaching license. You will apply to ODU as a non-degree graduate student and submit a separate application to the Literacy Coaching Certificate program by contacting the program director at reading@odu.edu.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.