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Register Now! Family Literacy Certificate Summer Course



ADTED 457: Adult Literacy


This course can enhance the work of educators, reading specialists, counselors, social workers, librarians, literacy volunteers, administrators, professional development specialists, medical workers, parents, and more.

Key features of PSU’s 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Family Literacy:

  • Offered online through Penn State’s nationally recognized World Campus.
  • 3-credit post-baccalaureate courses.
  • Helps professionals gain high quality, research-based knowledge about family literacy.
  • Act 48 approved provider for PA educators; may count toward professional development hours.
  • Use credits toward electives for other World Campus online programs, including master of education programs in adult education and curriculum and instruction.

Adult Literacy (ADTED 457) provides practitioners with an overview of adult literacy issues, research, theory, and instructional practices in the context of family literacy and how they pertain to the many roles of parents, workers, and community members.

To learn more about applying for the Certificate, contact World Campus admissions at 800-252-3592.

For information about the Certificate, contact Edith Gnanadass at eng113 or 814-865-6686 or link to