Online Degree Programs

Advanced Reading–Literacy Certificate*


Online Graduate Offerings to Meet Ohio Certification Requirements 
Course Number Title, Credit Hours (Prerequisites)
CI 6400/8400  Trends in Literacy Acquisition - 3 hours
CI 6430/8430  Diagnosis of Reading Disability - 3 hours (Prerequisite/Corequisite* CI 6400)
CI 6410/8410  Content Area Literacy - Elementary and Secondary - 3 hours (Prerequisite CI 6400)
CI 6440/8440  Remediation Practicum (includes clinical practice) - 3 hours (Prerequisite CI 6400, 6430)

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.

Many students choose to pair a certificate with a degree program, discuss all of your options with your academic advisor.


The University of Toledo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604. (800) 621-7440. The current list of individual program accreditations and endorsements can be found on the provost’s page.

The Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from fall 2016 to fall 2023. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

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.

*Formerly the Ohio Reading Endorsement program


Please contact or review the CI Department page for details :

College of Education
MS 924
Susanna Hapgood
Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Phone: 419-530-2139
FAX: 419-530-2466

Online Admissions
Phone: 855-327-5695 toll free
FAX: 419-530-8836

Last Updated: 6/27/22