Ohio Reading Endorsement K-12

Professionals holding a valid Ohio teaching certificate or licensure of any type who wish to complete course requirements for certification as a reading teacher K-12, which is an endorsement to the teaching certificate or licensure, must complete the following coursework or have completed it in previous graduate study. Additionally, six hours of undergraduate credit may be applied toward the endorsement requirements.  However, all previous coursework applied toward the endorsement must receive approval from Dr. Cynthia Geer, Department of Childhood Education and Literacy Department Chair.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDRE 269/569
Phonics and Foundations of Literacy 
3
EDRE 471/671
Content Area Literacy
3
EDRE 672
Theories of Reading
3
EDRE 478/678
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
3
EDRE 679
Practicum in Reading
3

Electives

The remaining six credit hours may be chosen from the following:

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDCH 501
Advanced Children's Literature 
3
EDCH 305/505
Storytelling as a Cultural Craft  
3
EDCH 315/515
Adolescent Literature
3
EDCH 320/520
Multicultural Literature for Children
3

The master's degree is not a prerequisite for the reading endorsement.

Those desiring a reading endorsement from the State of Ohio must also successfully complete the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Exam Subtest I #038 and Subtest II #039, "Reading."  Additional information regarding the OAE Exams may be found at the following links: