The 16- 28 and 32-credit post-master’s graduate certificates in reading, language arts and literature are intended for two different groups of students:
- Students with little background in reading who have completed master’s degrees in education-related fields, and
- Students who have completed a MAT in reading and language arts.
If you have little or no reading, language arts or children’s literature background, the options available will enable you to gain a basic understanding of literacy instruction and provide invaluable information on current trends and issues in the field.
Since some school districts now require planned 15- and 30-hour programs, the post-master’s graduate certificate programs in reading, language arts and literature will meet the need for a planned program.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
- February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
- October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
- March 1 (regular) for summer semester
- International applicants
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.