graduate studies at Cedarville University

Cedarville is equipping K–12 teachers with an online graduate reading endorsement.

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The reading courses in Cedarville’s Reading Endorsement program are designed to meet Ohio endorsement requirements.

This program includes two principles courses, Linguistic and Language Development for Teachers and Literacy Issues and Trends. It also includes two courses focused on teaching methodology, Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading and Adolescent Reading: Theory and Practice.

The three field experiences require 30–40 hours of working with students at the various age-ranges, but those experiences may be tailored to fit your schedule, location, and available opportunities. These experiences may be done within schools or in such situations as reading tutoring, church literacy programs, or homeless shelters, etc. For your convenience, they may be done during the school year, after school, or during the summer or school breaks. You will need to be supervised by either a licensed educator or an administrator of the program in which the field experience is taking place.

In addition to the required courses and field experience, teacher candidates are required to pass the required state assessment in reading prior to receiving the endorsement.

Program Courses — 16 semester credits

Reading Endorsement Curriculum Summary
Courses Hours
Reading Endorsement Core 16
Total 16
Core Courses — 16 credits
Course No. Course Title Hours
EDR-6000 Linguistic and Language Development for Teachers 3
EDR-6100 Literacy Issues and Trends 4
EDR-6200* Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading 3
EDR-6300 Adolescent Reading: Theory and Practice 3
EDR-6250** Supervised Field Experience, K–3 1
EDR-6350 Supervised Field Experience, Middle 1
EDR-6375 Supervised Field Experience, Secondary 1

* Cedarville University graduates who took EDSP-3100 or -3150 may substitute credit for EDR-6200.
** Cedarville University graduates who took EDEC-3950 or EDSP-3950 may substitute credit for EDR-6250.