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Register Now! Family Literacy Certificate Course Registration Now Open

Penn State Family Literacy Certificate

Summer 2018 Online Course Offering

(May 14 to August 8, 2018)


ADTED 457: Adult Literacy

The Family Literacy Certificate focuses on effective program planning, implementation, and research-based practice.  Courses are intended to 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 Beth Grinder McLean at or 717-432-3498 or link to for more information.

 Student Testimonials:

I highly enjoyed this course! It was very informative, thought-provoking and interesting all at the same time!

I think the highlight of this course was having the opportunity to learn from our peers, through group discussions and group projects.