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Reading Endorsement

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

WSU’s Reading Endorsement program provides educators with the skills and strategies necessary to better support the learning and development of P-12 students. This program is designed for current and future educators who wish to expand their areas of endorsement or learn more about contemporary literacy research and practice.

two children sitting in grass readingWSU’s completely online program embeds curriculum development, pedagogical skills, and diagnostic assessment in tandem with tutoring experience. It helps educators understand a range of important topics, including using literacy assessments to plan instruction, implementing a wide range of instructional strategies across the disciplines, and understanding the cognitive, social, and cultural dimensions of literacy.

The endorsement requires 19 graduate credits:

  • TCH LRN 528 – Literacy within the Disciplines
  • TCH LRN 544 – Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • TCH LRN 546 – Teaching Writing
  • TCH LRN 551 – Psychology of Reading
  • TCH LRN 553 – Assessment and Instruction for Reading
  • TCH LRN 558 – Improving Reading Comprehension K-12

After successfully completing these courses, candidates must also pass the reading NES in order to apply for the add-on endorsement.

Primary Contact:

Deanna Day-Wiff
Associate Professor

Please note: The College of Education is currently not admitting new students to the reading endorsement program.

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