Professionals holding a valid Ohio teaching certificate or licensure of any type who wish to complete 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 undergraduate or graduate study:

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 this endorsement.

Those desiring a reading endorsement from the State of Ohio must also take the Introduction to the Teaching of Reading test #0200 of the NTE. The Information about this exam (dates and times) can be obtained from the School of Education, 200 Hailstones Hall.