Earn your Reading Endorsement at Marylhurst
Join other professional educators who are committed to providing learning environments that support the literacy development of ESOL and bilingual students.
Increasingly diverse reading competencies within P-12 classrooms has grown local industry demand for teachers with expertiese in reading curriculum beyond whats taught within traditional M.A. in Teaching or Master of Education degree programs. Designed for P-12 licensed educators, Marylhurst University’s Reading Endorsement provides specialized preparation in literacy theory and practice, further preparing you as an educator to assess, instruct and nurture students with reading difficulties.
As a Reading Endorsement recipient, 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.
Reading Endorsement Curriculum
To earn the reading endorsement, you’ll be asked to complete 24 credits in the following curriculum:
EDU 534 Reading Essentials for Secondary Learners: Review key skills and techniques for teaching reading comprehension to secondary students. Participate in an investigation of the current models and trends in reading comprehension. As a student, you will study your own development as a reader and explore issues related to reading difficulty experienced by adolescents.
EDU 553 Adolescent/Adult Literature and Nonfiction: Review applications for using adolescent literature and nonfiction in the classroom. This course explores and reviews traditional genres such as picture books, traditional tales, graphic novels, modern realism, romance, adventure, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, biography, poetry and nonfiction. This study of literature focuses on cultural diversity and multiple perspectives of current events.
Ready to Start?
You may apply and begin an endorsement program four times a year, with classes beginning fall, winter, spring and summer terms. If you are a Master of Art in Teaching or Master of Education student, you may also add the Reading Endorsement to your standard degree plan.
If you have any questions about this endorsement, connect with our Office of Admissions by requesting more information or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Regionally accredited university (NWCCU accredited)
- Approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
- Part-time or full-time scheduling options
- Many courses offered in the evenings or on weekends
- Small classes with individual focus from our renowned faculty
- Engaging courses with team-orientated projects and networking opportunities
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