Childhood & Exceptional Student Education


Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

College of Education
University Hall 271

Reading Endorsement Program


This program is designed for educators who seek to add the Reading Endorsement to a renewable teaching certificate.

Although the Reading Endorsement program is a part of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and the Master of Education in Reading Specialist Education, educators can complete the three courses without enrolling in the master's degree program. However, all candidates must be admitted through Graduate Admissions and through the College of Education.

Upon program completion, the Reading Endorsement can be added to a renewable teaching certificate.

Required Courses

9 hours

RDEN7070 Understanding Readers and the Reading Process 3
RDEN7071 Linking Literacy Assessment to Instruction 3
RDEN7072 Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas 3

Due to prerequisites, candidates must complete RDEN7070 prior to RDEN7071 and RDEN7072.

  • During RDEN7070, candidates study major theories underlying reading and the teaching of reading, current topics and issues in the literacy field, a variety of teaching strategies, and an introduction to past and present literacy scholars and their contributions to teaching reading.
  • During RDEN7071, candidates study understanding tand applying a variety of assessment techniques and making informed decisions based on the assessment data.
  • During RDEN7072, candidates study reading strategies applicable to a P-12 content area.