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.

REND 641: Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | online

REND 642: Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credits)
Check back for Spring 2016 dates.

REND 643: Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | online

REND 644: Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credits)
Check back for Spring 2016 dates.

REND 647: Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | online

REND 651: Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | online
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | site-based (USF Main Campus)

REND 689: Disciplinary Literacy (3 credits)
FALL 2015: October 19 – December 13 | 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