Curriculum and Instruction:
Reading Teacher Endorsement (M.Ed.)

Expand your professional credentials and meet the needs of schools looking to improve students' literacy learning. As a student in the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Reading Teacher Endorsement program, you will explore topics such as:
  • Instructional methods for different age groups
  • Integrating technology into the classroom
  • Diagnosing and working with reading problems
  • Meeting the needs of diverse learners in a multicultural world
The M.Ed. with Reading Teacher Endorsement program requires 30 semester credit hours and 65 clinical hours of teaching experience. Work at your own pace or with a cohort group of peers. Courses begin at our main Romeoville campus every semester and the typical student can complete the program in three years or less. Cohorts of five semesters are also offered at several of our regional campuses on a two-year cycle.

At the completion of the program, you will be ready to pass the Illinois Test for the Reading Teacher and receive your Reading Teacher Endorsement.

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Reading Teacher Endorsement (Non-Degree) program
The Reading Endorsement is a 21-hour program available on an early childhood, elementary, secondary or special license. Three credit hours in reading are a prerequisite for this program to meet the state of Illinois' 24 hour reading requirement. This endorsement is required for any teacher who teaches reading, other than in a self-contained classroom. We will work with you to customize coursework to complete the state requirement for endorsement whether you have previous coursework in literacy or have not taken any reading courses.

The Reading Endorsement requires a minimum of 65 clinical hours with experiences focused in one's current level of licensure. This includes an intensive and extensive practicum in which the candidate will assess the needs of a student and carry out supportive tutoring. This program of study will lead to the Reading Teacher Endorsement, but not the Master of Education.

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Helpful Resources

Fall 2013 Newsletter /academics/grad-education/curriculum-reading/index.htm

You will Benefit from Coursework in Reading and Literacy – No Matter What Your Role is:

1. Learn strategies that you can use the next day to meet the Common Core State Standards.

2. Make your interventions with diverse populations more effective and efficient.

3. Improve student performance and motivation.

4. Communicate with parents more effectively.

5. Expand your career possibilities.