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EDU 761: Adult Literacy (3 Graduate Credits)

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the role literacy plays in the classroom and the workplace; specifically in regard to training and professional development as well as in formal classroom settings. Participants in this course will examine literacy in different contexts including social, digital, the media, and English as a second language.  Students will create materials that adult learners can access at multiple literacy levels, and develop strategies for best practice.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years of professional experience preferred

There is no workplace or classroom requirement for this course, but students will be required to demonstrate a related example of the theory in practice from their working environment or relay how they would incorporate the theory into their practice.

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Education Professionals

Whether you are a K-12 Educator, Community Educator or Adult Educator, this course will familiarize participants with the role literacy plays in the classroom and the workplace

HR Professionals

According to “Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business”, 20% of companies are experiencing difficulty in sourcing qualified literate employees for entry-level positions. However, few companies offer any literacy training programs to help account for this gap. 

Health Professionals

Understanding how literacy affects various groups of the population can not only result in improved work efficiencies for companies but may help to avoid errors in clinical care and research within the healthcare industry.


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