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Online Courses in Family Literacy Offered Fall 2013

Posted on 07/24/2013

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The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University (PSU External link opens in new window or tab), a partner of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL External link opens in new window or tab), announces two post-baccalaureate online courses for the Family Literacy Certificate to be offered fall semester, 2013. The courses are offered through the PSU World Campus External link opens in new window or tab and begin September 4 and end December 4.

These two courses comprise half of the four courses required for completion of the Family Literacy Certificate External link opens in new window or tab, a practitioner-based program that will enhance your skills in the field of family literacy and provide specific professional development for the basic elements of family literacy: adult education, early childhood education, and interactive literacy.

The fall 2013 line-up includes ADTED 457, "Adult Literacy" (3 credits), taught by Dr. Blaire Toso, and ADTED 458, "Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement" (3 credits), taught by Dr. Beth Grinder.

"Adult Literacy" examines the literacy needs of adults as they pertain to the role of parent, worker, and community member, with a focus on how to engage parents who have low-level skills in literacy activities, especially as they transfer to the home.

"Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement" focuses on young children's language and literacy development, including ways that parents and staff support this development research related to children's learning; and ways in which family literacy supports early literacy development.

Registration External link opens in new window or tab for both courses is now open.

"The depth of learning was exceptional—I never thought I would be able to learn so much in an online course," said one student.

For more information about World Campus admissions call 800-252-3592 toll free or contact Drucie Weirauch at dcw113@psu.edu or 814 865-6686.

Find out more about the Family Literacy Certificate by visiting the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy Website External link opens in new window or tab.

Source: NCFL's Literacy Now Blog External link opens in new window or tab.