Registration is open for “How Children in Developing Countries Learn to Read,” a fully online, university-accredited professional development course starting May 22, 2017. This is the foundation course of the Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate is the first university program that focuses specifically on early grade reading in developing countries. This 15-credit, fully online program consists of five courses and offers professional development for practitioners and policymakers working on early grade reading projects around the world.
These courses are targeted for professionals working in early grade reading reform projects ̶ previous course participants include practitioners working in Indonesia, Bhutan, Nepal, Nicaragua, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal, with organizations such as USAID, EDC, AIR, Banyan Tree, World Learning, World Education and UNICEF.