Literacy Specialist Endorsement (P-12)

Add an endorsement to your certification

Online 18 credit hours * Less than one year

Repayment after graduation as low as

$66/mo

*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

100% online cohort

Less than one year

No GRE required for some programs

No weekend classes

For

For experienced certified teachers who wish to add a Literacy Specialist endorsement (P-12) to their certification. These courses may be taken alone to earn the endorsement or may be added to our Teacher Leader degree program for a Rank change.

What You Learn

The basic tenet of the Literacy Specialist endorsement is to empower candidates to become specialists in literacy education. Candidates will learn to assess and develop the literacy potential of students grades K-12. Through research, data collection, assessment, and practice candidates will learn to effectively identify and address the literacy needs of students.

How You Learn

This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 and a half weeks.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program and a passing score on the appropriate Praxis exam, students will receive the Literacy Specialist endorsement. Students will then be qualified to become a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach within a school building, and/or a Reading Supervisor within a district.

Endorsement Requirements

Literacy Specialist Endorsement (P-12)

CourseTitleHours
EDU 516Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-123
EDU 517Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy3
ENG 526Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum3
EDU 604Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration3
EDU 662Assessing and Facilitating Literacy Development6
 Total for Endorsement Only:18
Please Note:

This is only an introduction to the endorsement. Coursework may be taken in a different order.