PROGRAM OVERVIEWFive courses, completion of a phonics requirement and an acceptable score on the "Teaching Reading 0204" Specialty Area Test of the Praxis II exam 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)
"Teaching Reading 0204" Specialty Area Test of the Praxis II
The Ohio Department of Education requires the "Teaching Reading" Specialty Area Test of the Praxis II exam for the Reading Endorsement. Most students take this test after their coursework is completed. A summary of the exam, including general content information, registration information and information about scoring and reports, is available at http://www.ets.org/praxis/. (Please note that Kent State University cannot process a request to the state of Ohio for the Reading Endorsement without test scores).
AKRON READING ENDORSEMENT
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 INFORMATIONAcademic Program Contact: Dr. Denise Morgan, email@example.com, 330-672-0663
Graduate Admission Contact: Nancy Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-672-0557