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 501Adv Social Fndations of Ed3
EDK 500Intro to Research in Education3
EDC 560Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-123
Total Credit Hours9

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 519Early Literacy/Language Devel3
EDB 503Reading Programs: K-123
LIBR 575Issues Lit Child/Yng People3
EXPS 598Exploring Writing/Chld&Yng Ad3
EDA 555Lang,Clture,Litrcy&Power in Ed3
EDD 560Reading:Clinical Pract Int/Sem 13
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
Teach Read/Lang Arts- Elem Grd
Total Credit Hours21

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.

To be recommended for the BR endorsement (Reading Specialist), candidates must provide documentation that they have passed the Michigan Teacher Test for Certification (MTTC) Reading Specialist test.