Keys to Literacy for Higher Education

Keys to Literacy & Higher Education: An Ideal Partnership!

Keys to Literacy supports preservice teachers in developing the knowledge, skills, and evidence-based instructional practices to meet the literacy development needs of diverse learners.

Why Partner With Us?

True collaboration is the foundation of our Higher Education relationships! KTL understands our role in supporting the critical work of teacher preparation programs and therefore we:

  • Honor intellectual freedom and its critical role within Higher Education
  • Understand our role as a third-party vendor within a college or university, ensuring that the institution has oversight of the partnership.
  • Ensure confidentiality of student data.

Engage With Us

IDA-Accredited Keys to Beginning Reading Supporting Professors

Whether a professor is participating in professional learning themself, leveraging Keys to Beginning Reading as their core classroom text,  or embedding Keys to Beginning Reading online course & text within their courses, we have designed the course and its curated resources with the professor and preservice students in mind.

Certified Faculty of Keys to Beginning Reading

Want to enhance your foundational literacy course(s) with teacher-practical, evidence-based instructional practices for teaching foundational reading skills that are aligned with the science of reading? Or enhance existing content?  Become a Certified Faculty of the Keys to Beginning Reading online course. Certified Faculty of Keys to Beginning Reading support their students as they progress through course content, leveraging a curated collection of KBR resources designed for Certified Faculty use.  Preservice teachers complete 36 hours of online course modules embedded within one or more courses. 

Certified Faculty training may also be leveraged to support the professional development of other faculty and colleagues through facilitated community of practices sessions. Learn more HERE. 

Additional offerings that support Adolescent Literacy:

Are you exploring how to enhance your courses to include evidence-based instructional practices that support adolescent literacy across all content areas? Dive into Keys to Content Writing, the Key Vocabulary Routine, and the Key Comprehension Routine!

Want to learn more? 

Contact Dr. Kelly Ballard, Senior Relationship Manager and Coordinator of Higher Education Relationships: or 978-948-8511 ext 212.

Ready to enroll in live virtual training? 

Learn more about and register for our upcoming event, “Keys to Beginning Reading Higher Education Certified Faculty Training,” on June 25-27, 2024 from 8:15am-3:30pm EDT. 


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: