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Reading Endorsement
Preparing teachers to be reading specialists
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  • ED 655 Foundations of Literacy (3)
  • ED 667 Language Development of Reading (3) OR
  • ED 684 Language Acquisition & Educational Linguistics in the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom (3)
  • ED 668 Assessment and Instruction and Reading (3)
  • ED 672 Practicum I: Leadership in the School Reading Program (3)
  • ED 689 Contemporary Issues in Literature (3) OR other course substitution approved by advisor
  • ED 640 Literacy: Inquiry, Theory, and Informed Practice (3) OR other course substitution approved by advisor
  • ED 609 Practicum in Reading II (3)
  • ED 609 Practicum in Reading III (3)
  • ED 633 and ED 635 are suggested pre-requisite for MSED students

Reading Endorsement completion requirements:

  1. Meet with an advisor to confirm practicum experience. The International Reading Association (IRA) Standards for Reading Professionals must be met by the completion of practicum experience. Here is a list of IRA standards from Read Oregon: http://readoregon.org/IRAstandards.htm

  2. If you are a Master of Science in Education student, confirm program completion with advisor (section III of the program plan).

  3. Complete 18 credits (ED 655, ED 684, or ED 687, ED 668, ED 672, ED 689, ED 637, or other approved courses) and ED 609.

  4. Pass the Reading PRAXIS exam (20300): go to http://www.ets.org/praxis for more information.
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