Master of Education in Reading

Reading Endorsement State Application Instructions

The following items are required at Xavier University to apply for State of Ohio, Reading Endorsement. If you did not complete your Reading Endorsement Program through Xavier University, stop and contact the university where you completed your Reading Endorsement Program.

You MUST hold a current, valid Ohio teaching license.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY'S IRN# 064030 (You will need this # for the Signature section when searching for the organization.)


Apply for Reading K-12 ENDORSEMENT

You must use a Visa or MasterCard for payment ($20.00). Apply for license at:

Log into your SAFE Account

Click on ODE CORE

Click on My Educator Profile

At the top, hover for drop-down under My Educator Profile and click on My Credential

Select the 4/5 year license you want to add the new credential

Click on the drop down menu and select Add Area.

Click on Apply

Follow these instructions:

Answer all questions completely and honestly

Check appropriate Credential Type and Field(s)

Indicate license to begin effective date

Other Requirements

  • Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Reading Subtest I/038 and OAE Reading Subtest II/039 are required for the Reading Endorsement. For additional information please visit Your official test scores should be sent to Xavier University and the Ohio Department of Education. 
  • Xavier University coursework requirements. Please see your advisor or program director with any questions about completing all program requirements.
  • Graduate students must send all previous official transcript(s) to (if finalized official transcripts were not previously submitted):

    Xavier University
    Graduate Services Office
    100 Hailstones Hall
    Cincinnati, OH 45207-3211.
    Telephone (513) 745-3360
  • Check on bursar holds. If you have a bursar hold the Registrar's Office will not release your official transcript needed to review and process licensure.
  • Questions may be directed to or (513) 745-3701.