Reading Teacher Endorsement

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Registration Information

– Monday, October 3 – last day to register for October 17 course starts
– Monday, OCTOBER 31 – registration for Spring 2017 begins
– To register, select any of the active blue date links below. You must register for each course separately.


REND 641: Foundations of Literacy (3 credit hours) **FALL SPECIAL**
October 19, 2016 | blended (meets in Morris, IL)
CLICK HERE for additional details or to register

REND 642: Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)

REND 643: Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
October 17 – December 12 | online

REND 644: Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credit hours)

REND 647: Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)

REND 648: Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)

REND 651: Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credit hours)
October 17 – December 12 | online

REND 689: Disciplinary Literacy (3 credit hours)
October 17 – December 12 | 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