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Advanced Reading–Literacy Certificate*

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Join the Judith Herb College of Education literacy faculty and reinvigorate your teaching practice through the Advanced Reading–Literacy certificate* program! This is the perfect opportunity to connect with other teaching professionals while learning about the latest advances in literacy theory, research, and practice. 

*Formerly the Ohio Reading Endorsement program


The University of Toledo is a 4 year, public, regionally accredited university that has been serving students since 1872. As a student, you will enjoy: direct contact with your Success Coach and advisors, and interactive faculty to help you achieve your goals. UToledo also has many resources that a large institution offers such as; eTutoring, IT Help Desk, and eLibrary.

What is Required After Completing My Coursework?  

You must take and pass two tests. For information about those tests, click here

What is Required After I Pass My Exams? 

  • Submit an application to the State of Ohio to receive the endorsement.
  • Send your exam results to UToledo as well as the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) so that our “e-signer” will receive notification of your results. Verify to ODE that you have completed all the requirements for the endorsement. 

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*Formerly the Ohio Reading Endorsement program


The Advanced Reading–Literacy certificate* online program at The University of Toledo allows teachers to meet the qualifications set forth by The State of Ohio, improve their effectiveness in the classroom, and expand their teaching credentials.

*Formerly the Ohio Reading Endorsement program


Admission Requirements

Reading Endorsement Faqs

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Last Updated: 4/25/23