Literacy Educator Training

There is no official required certification for literacy workers but some Canadian literacy practitioner education opportunities are listed here:


Grassroots Press Professional Development Series - we saw the Word Recognition Strategies DVD in the workshop.

Grassroots Press Tutor Training Series

Degree Programs

Graduate Studies in Adult Education and Community Development program at St. Francis Xavier.

Adult Education and Community Development Graduate Program at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)

Adult Education at Brock University

Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education at University of Victoria

Online - US

ProLiteracy Online Courses


Teacher of Adults: Literacy Educator Certificate Program : 7 online courses offered by 3 colleges in Ontario: Literacy Educator Certificate Program

Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA) Literacy and Basic Skills Practitioner Training

Community Literacy Ontario Literacy Basics Training website

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Educators who Work with Adult Learners from the Nunavut Literacy Council.


Developing Adult Numeracy Online Course from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Scroll down this page to find Beyond Worksheet: A social and holistic approach to numeracy by Tom Ciancone, Flora Hood and Joy Lehmann.

Numeracy at Work: A Social and Holistic Approach to Math as an Essential Skill.

Here is the PDF Numeracy for Adult Literacy Learners by Lori Herod.

Find more at the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network: Certificate and Training Programs