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Nora Peterman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Language and Literacy
(816) 235-2493

The Reading Intervention Graduate Certificate program is for certified teachers who are currently, or will be, working with struggling readers on a regular basis.

Reading Intervention

Classes focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of instruction in Tier 2 and 3 reading. Consisting of four courses, the certificate can be completed in just one year.

Non-degree seeking students who are only seeking DESE Special Reading certification (not a Master’s or Education Specialist in Reading/Language & Literacy) will benefit from this certificate.

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Required Courses

Visit UMKC’s Catalog for a list of required courses.

Application Procedures

  1. Complete the online UMKC Graduate Application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from an accredited institution showing the awarding of an undergraduate degree. Transcripts are considered official if they are received in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically to the Office of Admissions (