Graduate CertificateLiteracy

The graduate certificate in literacy from Wichita State equips educators with additional knowledge and skills in teaching literacy and helps them integrate literacy into all content areas. And it provides advanced study for teachers and educators seeking lead positions in buildings where literacy is a focus for federal legislation and state accreditation.

Learn how Literacy is the right fit for you.

Photo of Education class lecture from outside Corbin Hall.


The 15-credit-hour graduate certificate offers two emphases: early childhood/elementary and middle level/secondary. Each emphasis requires nine credit hours of core courses and six credit hours of electives based on your interests and career goals.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

  • For those already enrolled in graduate school, simply complete the Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Certificate Form.
  • Prospective students need to use the graduate school application form, as if you are enrolling in graduate school. If you are only pursuing a certificate, simply select "Non-Degree Admission: Category A."

Inside the Program

Cousin with autism inspires student to write book

WSU student Amy Lightfoot has authored a children's book titled “My Cousin Lili.” The book is the real-life story about Lightfoot and how her cousin Lilian, who has autism spectrum disorder, inspired her to understand and love people with disabilities.