Reading Specialist K-12 Endorsement Option
Reading Specialist K-12 (BR) Endorsement
The Reading Specialist endorsement prepares teachers with the knowledge and skills essential for working with K-12 students who are below grade level in their literacy skills. This program prepares teachers through instructional, assessment and/or leadership roles at the classroom, school and/or district levels and the endorsement qualifies the candidate to work as a reading specialist in school districts. A minimum of 30 credit hours are required.
I. Core Courses
The core sequence provides continuity and integration for all programs. Ideas of policy, change, growth and diversity are developed in the following courses.
|EDA 501||Adv Social Fndations of Ed||3|
|EDK 500||Intro to Research in Education||3|
|EDC 560||Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-12||3|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Students are strongly encouraged to elect at least one core class during the first year of work. Completion of all core classes is recommended within the first 20 credit hours. All core classes must be elected on the UM-Dearborn campus.
II. Professional Studies
|EDA 519||Early Literacy/Language Devel||3|
|EDB 503||Reading Programs: K-12||3|
|LIBR 575||Issues Lit Child/Yng People||3|
|EXPS 598||Exploring Writing/Chld&Yng Ad||3|
|EDA 555||Lang,Clture,Litrcy&Power in Ed||3|
|EDD 560||Reading:Clinical Pract Int/Sem 1||3|
|Students who hold an elementary certificate should take EDD 569. Students who hold a secondary certificate should take EDD 568.||3|
|Reading in the Content Areas|
or EDD 568
|Teach Read/Lang Arts- Elem Grd|
|Total Credit Hours||21|
Students must complete EDA 519, EDB 503, EDC 560, and at least 6 additional hours in Core and Professional Studies courses before they will be approved to register for EDD 560.