New program to launch at St. Scholastica will focus on literacy instruction

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New program to launch at St. Scholastica will focus on literacy instruction

July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth is focusing on making teachers better at their jobs.

A new program launches this fall focusing on literacy instruction.

The new certificate program is essentially geared towards teachers in K-12 settings and graduate students who seek to further develop their knowledge of how to teach reading in a more engaging way.

The 15 credit class is online based and consists of five-courses.

Program chairs say it emphasizes the importance of literacy for people of all ages.

"Even though it's online, ya know, we have a motto here at Scholastica, 'We're online but not alone.' We've done a lot of work to, we're very intentional when we put online programs together about building community and collaboration, having students feel very engaged in the material," said Chery Takkunen, chair of CSS graduate programs.

The courses focus on a variety of subjects in literacy from effective literacy instruction, to literacy assessment and intervention.

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