Core Course Requirements for the Education, Reading Endorsement
EDR 520 - Systematic Phonics Integrated LA
Course addresses the nature and role of systematic phonics and phonological awareness both in isolation and within meaning-centered reading and writing processes. Focus is on the nature and role of word recognition in proficient reading and spelling. Course includes an examination of the word study approach in literacy instruction and its related stages of reading and spelling. Candidates assess spelling and writing samples and learn strategies to help develop students
EDR 570 - Literacy Theory & Foundations
Candidates will explore the major literacy theories and development practices from historical, educational, and individual learning perspectives. This course studies the developmental stages of reading and writing with concentration on the 21st Century Skills to promote critical thinking and problem solving. Emphasis is directed to language development related to culture and linguistic diversity.
EDR 571 - Advanced Methods of Literacy Instru
This course focuses on teaching and extending research based literacy strategies for teachers primarily in elementary schools. Using a Balanced Literacy Approach, candidates learn to identify and use reading and writing strategies with an emphasis on the critical areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Instructional practices, approaches, methods, materials, and routines are used to assist students at various development levels and with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
EDR 572 - Literacy Assessment Eval & Intrven
This course involves assessment and evaluation of literacy development for students K-12. Advanced focus on various assessment tools and practices that provide measurement data for individuals and small groups. Candidates develop sophisticated skills in observing, analyzing, and interpreting reading behaviors and design instructional intervention plans. Candidates explore how to meet the needs of all learners, including diverse learners with different developmental levels and those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Candidates will use assessment data to plan, evaluate, and revise instruction to meet identified student needs. Review of standardized tests and measurements will also be addressed.
EDR 573 - Reading Practicum
Application of previous coursework, including process of assessing & providing intervention for a student in need of reading intervention instruction. Teaching a small group of students who struggle with reading is required where candidates apply assessment and intervention strategies in an educational setting under the supervision of one of the course instructors during a 30-hour field experience. Field components include preparing and administering pre-assessments, scoring and interpreting assessments, planning and teaching a minimum of six intervention sessions, administering post assessments, and providing recommendations for future teaching based on scores.
Conveniently earn your graduate-level Ohio reading teacher endorsement completely online. Your required fifteen total graduate credits must be completed in the following courses:
EDR 520: Systematic Phonics in the Integrated Language Arts (5-week course)
EDR 570: Literacy Theory and Foundations (5-week course)
EDR 571: Advanced Methods of Literacy Instruction (5-week course)
EDR 572: Literacy Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention (5-week course)
EDR 573: Reading Practicum (8-week course)
Transfer credit may be possible for 3 credits from the 12-hour reading core taken prior to admission to the Reading Endorsement Program.
These online courses are offered periodically. Please contact Professor Dr. Marc Gray, for details.