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Reading Endorsement

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Five courses, completion of a phonics requirement and an acceptable score on the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation "Teaching Reading 0204" Specialty Area Test are required for the Reading Endorsement in the state of Ohio.

  • C&I 6/77310 Theory & Practice in Teaching Reading (3 HRS)
  • C&I 6/77319 Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties (3 HRS)
  • C&I 6/77330 Reading in the Content Areas (3 HRS)
  • C&I 6/77323 Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading (4 HRS)
  • C&I 6/77396 Individual Investigation in Reading (1 HR Online)
  • MCED 50005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading Intersession

(If previously completed coursework includes a phonics course or its equivalent, a 3 credit hour waiver will be approved for MCED 50005)

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION-EDUCATOR PREPARATION
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure must score above the State minimum on the Ohio Assessment for Educators content assessment area: Teaching Reading 0204. Please refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. 

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OFF CAMPUS COURSES

Kent State University works in partnership with school districts to facilitate off-campus professional development programming for educators in the field.  Off-campus cohorts offer reduced graduate tuition for courses instructed at a convenient location within the district.  Generally, two courses are offered per term, allowing the Reading Endorsement to be completed in approximately one year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Academic Program Contact:      Dr. Denise Morgan, dmorgan2@kent.edu, 330-672-0663
Graduate Admission Contact:   Nancy Miller, nmiller1@kent.edu, 330-672-0557
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