Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Applicants for the Certificate in Literacy Leadership must have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. To be considered for admission into the certificate program, applicants must have a 3.0 grade-point average in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work if applying with a Master degree).

Graduate applicants will be able to complete this program as stand-alone graduate study or in conjunction with Master-level studies in Master of Teaching and Curriculum and Master of Education in Literacy Education degrees at Penn State Harrisburg. Undergraduate candidates may apply with a recommendation from a Penn State academic unit, but must have a conferred bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment into the certificate program.

Candidates will apply to the program by completing the online Graduate School certificate application, including payment of the application fee. Candidates will earn the certificate upon successful completion of the four required courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade with at least a 3.0 average maintained; no grades below a C will be counted toward the certificate.