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Reading Endorsement

UO student working with child in reading clinic
Abby Lane, MS


Mailing Address: 
Lokey Education, suite 124

Program Contact:
Abby Lane (

**Currently not accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year.

Are you looking to add to your teaching license by developing research and practioner based skills in teaching reading? The TSPC approved UO program allows teachers to become k-12 reading specialists in public schools. Our Reading endorsement is designed to provide educators with the fundamental skills and knowledge they need to:

  • Provide intensive, research-based reading intervention to individuals and small groups of children in a classroom setting
  • Understand student literacy learning and assessment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives—including behavioral, cognitive, linguistic, social-psychological and cultural perspectives
  • Be able to develop, administer and interpret a variety of assessments of reading skills
  • Understand the politics, policies and practical realities associated with language and literacy in education settings and how these issues affect students

The program consists of 5 courses and a practicum for a total of 19 credits. The following courses are designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge for 21st Century reading educators:

  1. EDST 641 - Methods: Developing Thoughtful Literacy Practices (4 credit), offered in Summer
  2. EDST 619 - Methods: Teaching for Literacy in the Subject Areas (4 credit), offered in Summer
  3. EDLD 560 - Measurement and Assessment (2 credit), online, offered in Summer
  4. EDLD 665 - Assessment in Literacy (2 credits), online, offered in Fall
  5. EDLD 612 – Reading Interventions (4 credits), online, offered in Winter
  6. EDST 609 - Practicum (3 credits), typically in Spring