Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement

In-Person or Online 18 hours * 18 months

Program Highlights & Benefits

Classes meet in an online format or on campus

18 month completion time, no summer courses

One course completed every 8 weeks

Transfer credits considered

For

This program is based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Illinois Reading standards and is designed to help prepare Illinois educators who want to specialize as a Reading Teacher.

Program Objectives

Concordia University Chicago’s endorsement in reading education program provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment with an emphasis on current research.
This program is based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Illinois Reading Standards and is designed to help prepare Illinois educators who want to specialize as a Reading Teacher.

The program will enable candidates to:

  • Strengthen their foundational knowledge of reading and writing processes
  • Apply varied instructional practices, methods and curriculum materials to literacy instruction
  • Use assessments to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction
  • Recognize that students come first
  • View professional development in reading as a career-long effort

Career Outcomes

Candidates eligible for the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement are able to work as a reading teacher in early childhood, elementary, middle, and/or secondary Illinois school settings.

Areas of Study

HoursTitle 
EDU 6212Studies in Literacy and Multiliteracies3
EDU 6230 Content Reading: Middle and Secondary Schools3
EDU 6234 Assessment of Reading with Remedial Materials and Resources6 hours, 16 weeks
EDU 6298 Reading Practicum Using Developmental Instruction and Support6 hours, 16 weeks
 Total Credit Hours:18
Masters Capstone Experience

The capstone experience for the MA in Curriculum & Instruction is embedded in the final two courses of the program, Teacher as Researcher and Seminar in Reflective Practice. Candidates will be required to design and implement a teacher research project around the teaching and learning within their classrooms or schools. Teacher as Researcher and Seminar in Reflective Practice must be the last two courses in the program, taken in tandem with the same instructor. Successful completion of both courses fulfills the capstone requirement.

Credentialing Requirements

To be eligible for the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) prior to entering program
  • Complete the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement coursework
  • Passage of the Illinois Reading Teacher Content Test (#177)

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.