Advanced Certificate

University at Albany

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    Advanced Certificate
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Earn your advanced-certificate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The graduate program leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Literacy from the University at Albany prepares individuals for leadership roles in literacy education. Students learn about both broad and specific aspects of literacy theory, research, practice, and policy. This program is designed for students seeking advanced coursework in literacy research and pedagogy with a view toward career advancement, or entry into a PhD program in Literacy; and classroom teachers or literacy specialists who already have a master's degree, seeking to deepen or broaden their professional knowledge or clinical expertise. 

What's an advanced certificate?
Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. They vary in number of credits and typically require students to have a bachelor’s degree.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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