The Reading Endorsement K-12 is designed for the teaching professional who seeks to advance literacy knowledge and teaching skills. The coursework for the endorsement involves: literacy theories, content area literacy, literacy assessments and evaluations, working with at-risk readers/writers, and serving as a literacy leader within a school setting.
Upon successful completion of the Reading K-12 endorsement program of study and passing the licensure exams, the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential may add an endorsement in Reading K-12.
Applicants who seek both the Master’s degree and the PK-12 Reading Endorsement are requested to note both programs on the Graduate School application.
Current Ohio teaching license
2.5 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA as an Endorsement candidate -see the degree program requirements for those wishing the degree along with the Endorsement
Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “reading core” including at least 12 hours of reading/writing methods classes. Those 12 hours must include at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics.
The reading endorsement program is for the continuing education of current teachers who hold at least an Ohio Resident Educator teaching license and is designed to aid the classroom teacher (K-12) in helping students improve reading and thinking skills. This program leads to a reading endorsement that would be added to a standard teaching certificate/license.