Ohio Reading Endorsement
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We invite you to join the Judith Herb College of Education Literacy Faculty for the opportunity to refresh your mind, renew your energy and reinvigorate your teaching. Don't miss this opportunity to think together with other professionals about teaching and learning literacy.
You may want to start working on your master’s degree or on your Ohio Reading Endorsement. Or perhaps you want to learn about the latest advances in literacy theory, research and practice.
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|Course Number||Title, Credit Hours (Prerequisites)|
|CI 6400/8400||Trends in Literacy Acquisition - 3 hours|
|CI 6440||Remediation Practicum (includes clinical practice) - 3 hours (Prerequisite CI 6400, 6430)|
|CI 6430/8430||Diagnosis of Reading Disability - 3 hours (Prerequisite/Corequisite* CI 6400)|
|CI 6410||Content Area Literacy - Elementary and Secondary - 3 hours (Prerequisite CI 6400)|
In addition to coursework, there is a State of Ohio mandated culminating exam. Until
August 31, 2013, that exam was the Praxis II, test #204, Teaching Reading. Candidates
who have taken that exam on or before Aug. 31, 2013 with a passing score of 179 or
higher, can apply for their reading endorsement after completing the required coursework.
Effective September 1st, 2013, the reading tests are Pearson's Reading subtest I/038 and Reading subtest II/039. Both passing scores are 220. There is more information about all Ohio Assessments for Educators via: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/
A website with specific information about the reading subtests can be found at:
Upon completion of coursework and passing the exams, candidates submit an application to the State to receive the endorsement. Be sure to have your exam results sent to UT as well as the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) so that our “e-signer” will receive notification of your results and verify to ODE that you have completed all the requirements for the endorsement.
ACCREDITATION AND STATE AUTHORIZATION
The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
State Departments of Education set requirements for educator licensure and certification. It is highly recommended that students who seek admission to a University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education online program for endorsement, initial educator certification, or licensure in their home state contact their home state’s Department of Education to verify that the desired program and its graduates will meet the eligibility criteria for those credentials. The website of The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification has a directory of state offices of certification.
For further information, please review the Reading Endorsement FAQ Page or contact:
College of Education