Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biliteracy


The Certificate of Biliteracy consists of four courses that are currently offered in the Literacy and Learning department taken as part of an M.Ed. or M.A. in Reading. For the certificate, the courses are offered with a focus on biliteracy. This certificate develops educational leaders who may or may not be bilingual themselves, yet are responsible for the literacy development of bilingual learners and consequently, possess knowledge on second language acquisition, bilingualism, and literacy theory in order to most effectively meet the educational needs of a multilingual population. 

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Create curricular, instructional, and informal assessment innovations tailored for bilingual learners at all stages of English acquisition.


All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

12 semester credit hours (SCH).

READ 5423Literacy: Practice to Theory3
READ 5443Literacy: Assessment and Instruction3
READ 5453Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts3
READ 5503Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning3
Total SCHs12