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Register Now! Course offering for the Family Literacy Certificate

Family Literacy Certificate ADTED 459 Family Literacy Course World Campus Family Literacy Family Literacy Interactive Literacy Parent Engagement Parent Involvement


Penn State Family Literacy Certificate

Spring 2018 Course Offering

January 8 to April 27, 2018

ADTED 459: Interactive Literacy and Parent Involvement:

Supporting Academic Success

This course examines research and practice pertaining to parent involvement, interactions with schools, and building literacy and language interactions between parents and their young children (including English language learners). 

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.

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

For information about the Certificate, contact Beth Grinder at or 717-432-3498 or link to