Reading Teacher Endorsement

Interested in starting a Reading Endorsement cohort in your school/district?
Please contact Bill Freeman, Director of REAL, at 815-740-3667 or wfreeman@stfrancis.edu for more information.

COURSE TUITION
The current tuition rate for courses offered through REAL at University of St. Francis (those with prefix EEND, REAL, or REND) is $265 per credit hour. A selection of courses are offered as specials each semester at a reduced tuition rate. Current specials can be found at stfrancis.edu/real/specials.

To register, select any of the active blue date links below. You must register for each course separately. Registration for Fall 2015 will open on Monday, June 1.

REND 641: Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
June 15 – August 10 | online
FALL 2015: August 24 – October 19 | online

REND 642: Assessment Process and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credits)
FALL 2015: August 24 – October 19 | online

REND 643: Exploring Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 5 – November 30 | online

REND 644: Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credits)
FALL 2015: August 24 – October 19 | online
FALL 2015: August 24 – October 19 | site-based (USF Main Campus)

REND 647: Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
June 15 – June 26 | site-based (USF Main Campus M, W, F from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

REND 648: Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credits)
June 15 – August 10 | online
July 7 – July 17 | site-based (USF Main Campus, week one T, R, F and week two M, W, F, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

REND 651: Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 5 – November 30 | online
FALL 2015: October 5 – November 30 | site-based (USF Main Campus)

REND 689: Disciplinary Literacy (3 credits)
June 15 – August 10 | online
FALL 2015: October 5 – November 30 | online

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

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.

Illinois State Board of Education Requirements (In addition to course work):

  • Reading Teacher Test – #177
  • Basic Skills/TAP Exam – #400