The Reading Endorsement enhances your knowledge and instructional skill in reading and writing beyond the foundation required of beginning teachers. Courses are offered at the graduate level and may be used to renew your teaching license. This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add the Reading Endorsement to their current teaching license. This program cannot be used as part of the seniors to graduate students program. Benefits include the ability to learn anytime, anywhere - complete the entire program online; broaden your employability; and attend a program approved by the Ohio Board of Regents which meets the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. To be eligible to enter the Reading Teacher Endorsement, candidates must have taken the required 9-12 hours in the teaching of reading as outlined by the State of Ohio Licensure Requirements. The entire program is only 15 credit hours long (5 courses) and includes the following courses:
- EDTE 5200—Foundations of Reading Instruction (3 credit hours)
- EDTE 5220—Diagnosis: Reading/Language (3 credit hours)*
- EDTE 5230—Reading/Language Laboratory (3 credit hours)*
- EDTE 5260—Secondary Reading Instruction (3 credit hours)*
- EDTE 5270-Phonics and the Structure of Language (3 credit hours)
If the applicant has successfully completed a phonics course prior to enrolling in the endorsement program, he/she will not need to take another one, and will need to complete only four of the courses in the program. All courses are transferrable, within five years, to the Online Master's of Reading Education program at Ohio University.
*Field Work (35 field hours per course)
Candidates are expected to participate in supervised tutoring of children during three of the courses. She/he will work with a student from three different age groups: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent to Young Adult. Candidates may work with a child from his/her classroom or from a different classroom within the school or district in which she/he is teaching. If the candidate is not currently teaching, he/she will need to be able to find a child to work with for each of the three courses requiring tutoring.
All applicants who want to add the reading endorsement to their existing Ohio license must also take OAEs 038 and 039. The Praxis is no longer accepted for this endorsement. More information can be found here: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/.
TUITION & financial aid
Students pursuing the Reading Endorsement program may consider the private alternative loan as a resource. Information about alternative loans is found on the website for the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. For assistance with financial aid questions, please e-mail email@example.com. Federal finanical aid is not available for endorsement programs.
Please visit the Office of the Bursar 2016-2017 Tuition Schedule (select Off Campus Graduate Programs) for current tuition and fees. Ohio University Faculty and Staff should contact us before registering. A variety of convenient payment options are available. For more information about payment to the university, visit the Bursar's Office website.
Option 1: Complete all courses in the summer (May - August )
Option 2: Begin courses in the summer and continue through the fall and spring (May - May )
Option 3: Begin courses in the fall and continue through the spring and summer (August - August )
Note: Upon completion of all reading endorsement coursework, candidates have five (5) years to apply to have the endorsement added to their Ohio License. After five (5) years, all coursework expires and must be retaken.
The Patton College offers a variety of programs at Ohio University regional campuses and eCampus. All cohort programs and the courses therein are contingent on a specified minimum enrollment of students. Program start dates may be postponed if the minimum enrollment is not reached. This decision will be made no fewer than 30 days prior to the advertised start date.
For more information, a printable flyer is available HERE or feel free to contact:
Dr. Sara R. Helfrich
Associate Professor and Literacy Program Coordinator