Reading Endorsement Certificate

The Reading Endorsement Certificate is designed for education-major undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and in-service teachers who aim to develop strong, culturally relevant/sustaining teaching practices that support diverse students in their multi-literacy development, and who wish to position themselves strategically for employment as literacy leaders.

The Reading Endorsement Certificate coursework aligns with the coursework required for seeking a graduate-level Reading Endorsement in the State of Ohio, but does not guarantee Ohio endorsement. The coursework may also apply toward the completion of an M.Ed. in Literacy and Language. The Reading Endorsement Certificate consists of a five-course sequence that provides the very latest in research and expertise for working with emergent and striving readers and includes a supervised practicum. 


Program Requirements

Foundations Coursework
TCE 603Language, Literacy and Culture3
TCE 646Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
Skill-Based Coursework
One of the following courses may be taken to fulfill skill-based coursework requirement:3
Phonics and Literacy Instruction for Teachers
Phonics and Reading Improvement for Middle Childhood
Science of Reading
Assessment Coursework
TCE 632Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
Practicum Coursework
TCE 635Clinical Literacy Practicum4
Total Credit Hours16