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Read Oregon and WOU Reading Endorsement

Preparing Teachers to be Reading Specialists


Are you a K-12 teacher looking to become a Reading Specialist? If so, then the Reading Endorsement program is for you because if focuses on preparing teachers to be specialists with improved knowledge and skills in teaching reading.


This 24 credit graduate program focuses on reading theory, curriculum, assessment, and strategies to enhance and broaden both reading specific knowledge and other responsibilities encountered by classroom teachers, resource teachers, and reading specialists. The program leads to an add-on endorsement for an Oregon teaching license. You can complete the Reading program by itself or in conjunction with a graduate degree program.


Spring and Summer 2014 Reading Endorsement Courses


Admission Process

There is a two-step application process for the Reading Endorsement. To get started, please complete the short, online application for the ReadOregon program. Completing this application helps keep you updated with the current information for ReadOregon courses.


After confirming WOU as your "home institution" for completing your Reading Endorsement, you will need to be admitted as a graduate student. This is important because you can only take a total of 9 credits before being admitted to the university. Please visit the Graduate Programs page to learn more about applying for graduate studies.


If you need more information about applying for graduate admission, you can contact the Graduate admissions office at 503-838-8597 or


Reading Endorsement Resources:

Find a Class

DEP Registration Form


ReadOregon Reading Endorsement Contract


Register for ReadOregon classes online if you're a WOU student; otherwise, print and submit by mail or fax our Registration Form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


NEW Students: How to login and learn about Online classes and Moodle

* Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.



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