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Postsecondary Literacy and Learning Certificate

Earn Your Postsecondary Literacy and Learning Certificate in 12 Months

The Postsecondary Literacy and Learning (PLL) Certificate allows you to teach reading at the community-college level if you have a master’s degree in any teachable subject.

CSUF's Postsecondary Literacy & Learning Program is ideal for:

  • Classroom settings.
  • Learning-assistance programs.
  • Tutorial services.
  • Advisement offices.
  • Student-services administration.
  • Business/industry workplace settings.

What can a PLL certificate do for you?

The PLL certificate provides educators advanced training in literacy and adult learning to address the changing needs of students at community colleges as they implement Assembly Bill 705.

Where applicable, completion of the program provides the necessary additional certification for individuals who wish to teach reading at a community college as required by AB 1725.

Application Process

To qualify for the program, you must have completed a BS or BA from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted for that degree.

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Program Stats:

  • Four courses.
  • 12 units.
  • 100% online

Non-California Residents

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. View the list of CSUF-authorized states.

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Course Title
Winter / Spring 2022
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Days Date Time Location
08/23/21-10/29/21 Online Online-Variable
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Days Date Time Location
11/15/21-02/04/22 Online Online-Variable

The audience would be anyone who is interested in working in the postsecondary literacy and learning environment - classroom setting, learning assistance program, tutorial services, advisement offices, student services administration, business/industry and workplace settings, etc. They might also be participating in this certificate program to improve chances of advancement in their current professional setting or to seek another professional focus.

Prerequisite: notification of official admission into the Postsecondary Literacy and Learning Certificate Program or appropriate classified graduate standing.

Karen Agee
Past President-College Reading and Learning Association, University of Northern Iowa
Janet M Bagwell
Co-Chair, Reading Department, Saddleback College
Jordan Irwin Fabish
Instructor, Reading Program, English Department, Long Beach City College
Russ Hodges
President-College Reading and Learning Association, Texas State University, San Marcos
Rick Stepp-Bowling
Co-Chair, Learning Assistance Center, Mount San Antonio College

Program Details

Location: Online
Length: 1 year
Cost: $4,887
Next Start: Fall 2021

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* Cost is approximate and subject to change