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Certificate Programs

Two certificate programs are offered through the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy.

img_f.jpgFamily Literacy Certificate  - The primary goal of the online 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate certificate is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and credential in the discipline of family literacy, with a focus on effective program planning and implementation and research-based practice.

Family Literacy Certificate Program SCHOLARSHIPS available!

Adult Basic Education Certificate - The online 12-credit, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is geared toward professionals working with adults or out-of-school youth who struggle with reading, writing, numeracy, and/or English language proficiency. Penn State is one of the first universities to offer a fully online certificate in adult basic education.  The certificate requires students to take three required courses and one elective course, allowing students to tailor the program to their specific interests.