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Cedarville University is pleased to offer a graduate-level online Reading Endorsement program. We are committed to preparing compassionate, professional educators who are committed to the integration of faith, learning, and life as demonstrated in teaching competence and Christlike character through leadership and service.
Cedarville’s graduate Reading Endorsement is a 16-hour program that adds an endorsement to an existing Ohio teaching license and qualifies teachers to provide focused reading instruction for students in grades K–12. It meets qualifications for many licenses to be recognized as a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) and meets the reading requirements under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Course work from the endorsement may also be used to meet requirements for teacher license renewal.
Convenient for Busy Teachers
Teachers are busy professionals and your time is valuable. This 16-hour program can be completed in just one year, including online courses and field experiences. View our completion plan for more information.
You may choose this as a stand-alone program or as electives while pursuing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Cedarville University. In addition to adding a valuable endorsement to your Ohio teaching license, these courses can also help with the renewal of a license. For teachers without an Ohio license, you may enroll in these courses to satisfy Cedarville M.Ed. electives, although you will not qualify for an endorsement to your license.
Compliant to Education Requirements
New state of Ohio legislation now requires all K–3 teachers who serve students who are at-risk or not making adequate progress to have additional reading training. The Reading Endorsement will meet the requirements associated with the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Beneficial for Cedarville University Alumni
Teachers who enroll in this Reading Endorsement program may be given credit for applicable undergraduate course work up to 25 percent of the course requirements. You may apply up to four undergraduate credits toward the Reading Endorsement if you have previously taken select early childhood and special education courses.