Reading Teacher Endorsement Courses

Whether this is your first course through REAL or we are old friends, please check out the two buttons below prior to registering. They are filled with information you’ll want to know!

Now that you have the scoop, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding registration:

  1. Full payment of course tuition will be required during the registration process. Payment can be made via credit card (processing fee applies) or electronic check through our secure registration site.
  2. Drop requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the fifth business day (M-F) of the course to receive a refund of tuition paid/owed for the course. Accelerated format courses (running for less than eight weeks) must be dropped on or before the first day of class.
  3. Registration works best from a PC or laptop. While tablets and phones work for some individuals, varied settings can cause issues for others.
  4. Confirmation and subsequent communications occasionally get tangled in firewalls and placed in SPAM or junk folders. Be sure to take a look if you find you have not received confirmation of enrollment within three (3) business days of submitting your course registration.
  5. Candidates taking courses as part of a district or area partnership should visit District Partner Courses for information and registration. Registering from this page instead of your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section – forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

Almost there . . . things you should know about Reading Teacher courses offered through REAL:

  • The Illinois Reading Teacher Endorsement requires 24 hours of coursework and is the minimum requirement for anyone assigned to teach reading who is not teaching reading as part of general classroom instruction.
  • All Reading Teacher courses are on file at the Illinois State Board of Education. Candidates may not need to take all 24 credit hours and are encouraged to visit ISBE for current information on adding the Reading Teacher Endorsement to a valid PEL.

You Made It! Now Let’s Get You Registered

Register by selecting the active blue date link for each course/section in which you wish to enroll. Courses will close as noted or sooner if the course is at capacity. If a waiting list is available it will replace the registration link for the course.
REND 641 Foundations of Literacy (3 credit hours)
REND 641: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course
REND 642 Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
REND 642: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
REND 643 Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
REND 643: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
REND 644 Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
REND 644: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
REND 647 Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
REND 647: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
REND 648 Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)
REND 648: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
REND 651 Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credit hours)
REND 689 Disciplinary Literacy (3 credit hours)
REND 689: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

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