Reading Teacher Endorsement


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

REND 641 (online): Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 16 – August 8 | online

REND 644 (online): Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: May 12 – July 7 | online

REND 647 (online): Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: May 12 – July 7 | online

REND 648 (online): Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 16 – August 8 | online

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