Reading Teacher Endorsement

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To register, select any of the active blue date links below. You must register for each course separately.

Registration Deadlines for Summer 2016:

Monday, May 30 for June 6 course starts
Monday, June 6 for June 13 course starts

REND 641: Foundations of Literacy (3 credit hours)
June 13 – August 8 | online

REND 642: Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
This course will be offered Fall 2016

REND 643: Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online

REND 644: Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online

REND 647: Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online

REND 648: Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)
June 13 – August 8 | online

REND 651: Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credit hours)
This course will be offered Fall 2016

REND 689: Disciplinary Literacy (3 credit hours)
June 13 – August 8 | online

The Reading Teacher Endorsement requires 24 hours of course work. Additional courses in this endorsement area are offered in the Fall and Spring.

The Reading Teacher Endorsement is the minimum requirement for anyone assigned to teach reading who is not teaching reading as part of general classroom instruction. An individual who holds or receives an Illinois early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special certificate is eligible to receive this additional endorsement on an existing certificate.

Courses offered in the Reading Teacher Endorsement are on file at the Illinois State Board of Education. Endorsement will be confirmed through transcript evaluation by ISBE. Candidates may not need to take all 24 credit hours if course work previously completed is approved by ISBE. For current information regarding Illinois State Board of Education requirements (including any applicable tests), please visit ISBE at www.isbe.net.