Interdisciplinary Language and
Literacy Intervention Certificate
This 16 credit certificate is jointly offered by the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Exceptional Education, and Educational Psychology. If you are a professional in a K-12 school who works with students who struggle with language and literacy, including both English speakers and English Language Learners, this program may be of interest to you.
The program is for individuals who would benefit from updating their knowledge about current research and teaching methods in language and literacy and from learning about current approaches to intervention, such as Response to Intervention (RtI), a federal initiative contained in the 2004 reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which directs more money and attention to integrated, interdisciplinary intervention.
The ILLI Certificate makes focused specialists able to communicate in a variety of intervention fields.
It is designed to create interventionists with an understanding of research and practice in a variety of fields like reading/literacy, special education, educational psychology, and communication disorders. In just 16 short credits, school professionals can gain an intellectual footing in intervention disciplines in which they have little to no background in.
1. All students will take a core course designed to provide a foundation in language and literacy research and theory.