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Reading Endorsement

Our reading endorsement program is designed for P-12 licensed educators who are seeking specialized preparation in literacy theory and practice. It prepares you to assess, instruct and nurture students with reading difficulties.

It is also available as a license only to candidates with a master's degree and a teaching license. For more information, see instructions with Education Non-degree Application.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to serve as a reading specialist, instructional coach or teacher-leader at the early childhood and elementary school levels or at the middle and high school levels.

Endorsement Requirements
Required Courses - 14 credits
Language & Language Development
Reading Essentials for Pre-K-5 Learners
or Reading Essentials for Secondary Learners
Reading Assessment
Foundations of Emergent & Early Reading
Practicum: Reading Endorsement

Elective Courses - 10 credits
Choose from the following:
Reading Essentials for Pre-K-5 Learners
or Reading Essentials for Secondary Learners
Content-Area Vocabulary Development
Writing & Literacy in the Content Area
Elementary Literature & Nonfiction
or Adolescent/Adult Literature & Nonfiction
Leading for Literacy
Practical Diagnosis & Intervention for Struggling Readers

Total for the Endorsement: 24 credits

Persons considering applying to the reading endorsement program may take 6 credits before admission with the permission of the Department of Education.

>> Non-degree Education application (pdf)
- Includes admission requirements and instructions for completing the application

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