Program Highlights & Benefits
100% online cohort
Less than one year
No GRE required for some programs
No weekend classes
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.
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.
Literacy Specialist Endorsement (P-12)
|EDU 516||Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-12||3|
|EDU 517||Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy||3|
|ENG 526||Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum||3|
|EDU 604||Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration||3|
|EDU 662||Assessing and Facilitating Literacy Development||6|
|Total for Endorsement Only:||18|
This is only an introduction to the endorsement. Coursework may be taken in a different order.