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.

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

REND 641: Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
SPRING: January 12 – March 6 | online

REND 642: Assessment Process and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credits)
SPRING: January 12 – March 6 | online
SPRING: January 12 – March 2 | site-based, USF Main Campus on Mondays from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

REND 643: Exploring Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credits)
SPRING: March 16 – May 8 | online
SPRING: March 16 – May 4 | site-based, USF Main Campus on Mondays from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

REND 644: Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credits)
Offered Summer 2015.

REND 647: Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
SPRING: March 16 – May 8 | online

REND 648: Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credits)
SPRING: January 12 – March 6 | online

REND 651: Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credits)
SPRING Option 1: January 12 – March 9 | online
SPRING Option 2: March 16 – May 8 | online

REND 689: Disciplinary Literacy (3 credits)
SPRING: March 16 – May 8 | 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