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 focus of this program is to address the “Ohio Plan to Raise Literacy Achievements.” Wittenberg’s program is designed so students can complete the coursework online in one summer. All courses are offered at the graduate level.
Wittenberg’s program is designed so students can complete the coursework online in one summer. All courses are offered at the graduate level. Annual deadline for application is May 1.
The state of Ohio and Wittenberg University mandate the following prerequisites:
EDUC 515: Teaching Phonics for Reading and Writing (3 credits). This course introduces students to the developmental nature of reading and writing with an emphasis on the importance of decoding in relation to fluency and comprehension. The course focuses on the related cueing systems that children use as they read a text: graphophonic, syntactic, and semantic. Students will learn about the key concepts of reading (i.e., concepts of print, phonological/phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, phonics, morphology) and orthography (i.e., alphabet, pattern, meaning). This course can be taken or transferred in as long as it addresses at least 75% of the Student Learning Outcomes addressed in EDUC 515.
EDUC 525: Content Area Literacy (4 credits)
Provides reading endorsement candidates with K-12 instructional strategies that enhance students’ literacy learning across the content areas. Special emphases on purposeful integration and comprehension of varied genres, particularly non-fiction texts; writing as a form of reading instruction; and evaluation of student learning. Topics will be applicable to linguistically and culturally diverse students. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement. Prerequisite: None. Online.
EDUC 585: Foundations of Reading: Theory and Application (4 credits)
Analysis of theory, practices, and principles underlying effective reading instruction for reading endorsement candidates. Topics include historical views of reading instruction as well as evidence accumulated through the Science of Reading regarding critical components of reading and effective instructional practices. Consideration also given to the role of ongoing professional learning. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement. Prerequisite: None. Online.
EDUC 605: Reading Assessment and Intervention (4 credits)
Reading endorsement candidates will apply knowledge of formal and informal evaluation instruments for diagnosing reading ability and disability with K-12 students. Candidates will recognize specific reading disabilities and their overall impact on learning, and plan instruction accordingly. Includes extensive field placement involving 25 hours of 1-1 tutoring and advocacy for and communication with students and families. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement.
EDUC 610: Reading Endorsement Practicum (2 credits)
Reading endorsement candidates will apply knowledge of reading theory, assessment, and intervention through a 45- hour culminating classroom-based practicum. Includes use of print and digital texts that cross curricular domains and genres, are representative, and reflect students’ cultures and interests to create a literate classroom environment. Candidates will advocate for and communicate with stakeholders effectively. Required for Ohio Reading Endorsement. Prerequisites: Completion of EDUC 525, EDUC 585, EDUC 605.
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