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Certificate Programs

World Campus Family Literacy Adult Basic Education Certificate Post-Baccalaureate

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

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.

Family 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.