Reading Endorsement (K-12)


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The Reading Endorsement K-12 is designed for the teaching professional who seeks to advance literacy knowledge and teaching skills.  The coursework for the endorsement involves: literacy theories, content area literacy, literacy assessments and evaluations, working with at-risk readers/writers, and serving as a literacy leader within a school setting.

Upon successful completion of the Reading K-12 endorsement program of study and passing the licensure exams, the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential may add an endorsement in Reading K-12.

Contact Information

Dr. Hannah Chai, Literacy Co-Director
(937) 775-2963

Lee Welz, Literacy Co-Director

Andrew Baker, Program Coordinator
311 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2164


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 2.5 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “reading core” including at least 12 hours of reading/writing methods classes.  Those 12 hours must include at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723