Program: Reading Endorsement
Degree Level: Endorsement for an existing teaching license/certificate
Delivered By: World Wide Web
Percent of program offered at a distance: 40%
Dr. Denise N. Morgan
Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies
402 White Hall
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
The reading endorsement is a “stamp of approval” to teach reading to students in grades PreK-12 in Ohio. The Endorsement is applied to an existing teaching certificate/license and is granted by the Ohio Department of Education. The program focuses on both students who progress typically and those who struggle with learning to read. The program meets all International Reading Association Standards for Classroom Professionals and Specialized Reading Professionals.
State of Ohio Endorsement in Reading is attained as part of the core requirements of the program. For this reason, students who enter the program must hold a valid teaching certificate or license.
Courses required:Four courses, three* of which must be taken sequentially, completion of the phonics requirement, and assessments.
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.
NOTE: Courses with IMAGE: ehhslogo are currently online.*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. IMAGE: ehhslogo
C&I 6/77323 Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading 4 hrs.
MCED 50005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading 3 hrs. IMAGE: ehhslogo