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.
Bachelor’s degree in Education
Current Ohio teaching license
3.0 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
Admit under CONDITIONAL status if undergraduate GPA is 2.7-2.99 and GRE or MAT score is in the 50th percentile or better. CONDITIONAL status will be lifted after the candidate demonstrates the ability to maintain a GPA at or above 3.0 in the first 9 credit hours of their graduate program coursework.
Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “Reading Core,” which includes 9 credit hours of reading/writing methods classes AND 3 credit hours 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. This program leads to a Reading Endorsement that can be added to a standard teaching certificate/license.