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Check Out Family Literacy and ABE Certificates!

Earn Online Certificates through Penn State's
College of Education (World Campus)

Build your knowledge to support learning and literacy for children,
families, and adults in a changing world!

Family Literacy Certificate           &              Adult Basic Education Certificate

  • Offered online through Penn State's World Campus
  • Approved Act 48 provider for Pennsylvania educators
  • Learn high-quality, research-based knowledge about family literacy (e.g., parent involvement, adult literacy, and early literacy) and ABE (e.g., numeracy and literacy, distance learning, and administration).


Contact:  Dr. Beth McLean at or 717-432-3498

Link to the websites!!! 

Family Literacy Course Offering Spring 2021
~ ADTED 459:  Interactive Literacy and Parent Engagement:  Supporting Academic Success

Adult Basic Education Course Offerings Spring 2021
~ ADTED 460:  Introduction to Adult Education (required)
~ ADTED 560:  Teaching Reading to College Students and Adults (required)
~ ADTED 470:  Introduction to Distance Education (elective)
~ ADTED 505:  The Teaching of Adults (elective)
~ ADTED 506:  Program Planning in Adult Education (elective)
~ ADTED 531:  Course Design & Development in Distance Education (electives)
~ ADTED 542:  Perspectives on Adult Learning Theory (elective)
~ LDT 415A:    Systematic Instructional Development (elective)

Student Testimonial: The readings, research, and collaborative dialogue enabled me to achieve a
critical understanding of the field of literacy.