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Ohio Reading Endorsement

Enhance your credentials! Complete your Reading Endorsement coursework this summer!

This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add the Ohio Reading Endorsement to their current teaching license. The Reading Endorsement helps teachers prepare students for state reading tests, making them more successful readers in accordance with the Ohio Department of Education’s 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that all students receive the support they need to read by 3rd grade. The coursework will enhance knowledge and instructional skill in reading and writing beyond the foundation required of beginning teachers.

Wittenberg’s program is designed so students can complete the coursework online in one summer. All courses are offered at the graduate level.

Required Courses:

EDUC 525: Reading Development and Strategies across the Content Areas (4 credits)
Provides endorsement candidates with an overview of the development of language arts and reading skills and curriculum in elementary and secondary schools. Presents instructional strategies that enhance students’ literacy learning across the content areas K-12 and for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement.  Prerequisite: None. Online.

EDUC 585: Research and Advanced Study of Language Arts and Reading (4 credits)
Provides endorsement candidates the opportunity to deepen and extend their knowledge of the theory, practices, and principles underlying effective language arts and reading instruction in grades K-12. Fieldwork will involve an action research project with 30 hours of classroom instruction related to a selected literacy topic. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement.  Prerequisite: None. Online.

EDUC 605:Practicum in Reading (4 credits)
Applying knowledge of informal and formal evaluation instruments for diagnosing reading ability and disability with students. Learning to plan appropriate intervention experiences for struggling students. Fieldwork will involve individualized instruction and 70 hours of one-on-one tutoring with a younger and older student and completion of time log and tutoring plans. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement.

Admissions Representatives can assist you in registering for these courses. For assistance, contact gps@wittenberg.edu, or call 937-327-7012.

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