Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
College of Education
University Hall 271
Department of Childhood &
Exceptional Student Education

Reading Endorsement Certificate

The Reading Endorsement program shows as a three-course requirement on the Early Childhood Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program of Study. All candidates must be accepted into Graduate Studies. Candidates can complete the Reading Endorsement program without enrolling in the Early Childhood Education Master of Education (M.Ed) Program.

Upon Reading Endorsement Program completion, the candidate can add the Reading Endorsement to a renewable teaching certificate.

Course of Study

The Reading Endorsement program comprises three graduate-level courses. Candidates must complete the courses in this order due to required prerequisites: RDEN 7070, RDEN 7071, and RDEN 7072.

During RDEN 7070, 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 RDEN 7071, candidates study understanding and applying a variety of assessment techniques and making informed decisions based on the assessment data.

During RDEN 7072, candidates study reading strategies applicable to a P-12 content area.