Online endorsement for teachers aiming to improve their students' reading abilities.
Looking to instill a love of reading in your students? With Ursuline's online reading endorsement, you learn the strategies and instructional skills that you need to help your students thrive as readers.
The graduate-level reading endorsement may be added to any standard teaching license including:
- Early Childhood/Primary Education
- Middle Childhood
- Intervention Specialist
- Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA)
- Multi-Age licenses
- 5 online courses, (each course is five weeks; EDR 573 Reading Practicum is eight weeks)
- Complete the endorsement in two semesters
- Fieldwork can be completed in a classroom, summer school, camps or a literacy program (50 hours total)
- Transfer credit accepted
- May be used to renew your teaching license
- Prepares students to take the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) exam (exam 038 and 039)
- Meets the International Literacy Association (ILA) standards and the Ohio Department of Education’s Reading Competencies.
- May be combined with the Master Apprenticeship Program (master’s degree + initial licensure)
Endorsement Learning Outcomes
Students will learn to:
- Assess spelling and writing samples and learn strategies to help develop students’ phonological, phonetic, and orthographic development.
- Address the nature and role of systematic phonics and phonological awareness both in isolation and within meaning-centered reading and writing processes.
- Explore the major literacy theories and development practices from historical, educational, and individual learning perspectives.
- Study the developmental stages of reading and writing with concentration on the 21st Century Skills to promote critical thinking and problem solving with emphasis on language development related to culture and linguistic diversity.
- Use a Balanced Literacy Approach to identify and use reading and writing strategies with an emphasis on the critical areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
- Develop sophisticated skills in observing, analyzing, and interpreting reading behaviors and design instructional intervention plans.
- Use assessment data to plan, evaluate, and revise instruction to meet identified student needs.
- Complete fieldwork components including preparing and administering pre-assessments, scoring and interpreting assessments, planning and teaching, administering post assessments, and providing recommendations for future teaching based on scores.