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Reading Endorsement (K-12)

A teaching endorsement program designed to provide teachers with the expertise they need to become literacy specialists.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 10/21
Est. Program Length: 12-18 months
Course Length: 7-8 weeks
Cost Per Credit Hour: $350
Credit Hours: 15

The Next Chapter in Your Teaching Career

Reading is a crucial skill that contributes to the long-term success of every student. At Malone University, the online Reading Assessment (K-12) Endorsement program can help you become an expert in this vital area of instruction.

The Reading Endorsement program is designed to help working teachers gain the credentials they need to help young students of all ability levels to attain and improve their literacy. Using a state-of-the-art curriculum grounded in Christian values, the program prepares you for roles such as reading specialist, reading program coordinator, or other relevant positions of leadership. The program is also a cognate area in Malone’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (offered on campus), allowing you the option of advancing to higher levels of study should you choose.

Because the program is taught by regional and state experts, you’ll emerge with the training required to meet teaching standards in both Ohio and across the nation. At Malone, you’ll benefit from a course of study created and taught by faculty with expertise in literacy assessment, enhancement, and teaching methodologies.

Key topics covered by the program include:

  • Theoretical foundations of reading
  • Emergent literacy and developmental reading
  • Language acquisition and development
  • Language disorders
  • English Language Learners
  • Learner success
  • Multicultural literature
  • Assessment and intervention

The program also requires a Practicum in Reading, a culminating experience which provides you with valuable hands-on training. Working in a supervised educational setting, you’ll gain professional practice in literacy instruction.

Offered entirely online, the Reading Endorsement K-12 program provides the ultimate flexibility for busy adults. The program can be completed in as little as one year, putting you on the fast track to a better career. Specialist Examination (OAE) is required by the Ohio Department of Education for the Endorsement.

This program consists of 15 Credits

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Courses and Requirements

Your curriculum. Your career.

The online Reading Endorsement (K-12) program is intended to help instructors gain the training they need to professionally advance. Through a Christian lens, teachers will learn the techniques and skills required to help their students gain literacy skills and thrive as readers.

Course of Study
EDUC 546 Theory and Practice of the Teaching of Reading
EDUC 547 Language Development and Differences
EDUC 571 Multicultural Children’s Literature
EDUC 632 Practicum in Reading
EDUC 649 Advanced Literary Assessment and Intervention


Admissions Requirements

Candidates for Malone’s online Reading Endorsement (K-12) program must submit the following:

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Why Choose Malone?

Malone Online is a Christ-centered university that is recognized for its academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, career-oriented programs, and holistic approach to education.

  • Quality Rankings.

    Among its many accolades, Malone has been listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values and Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.

  • Christ-Centered.

    Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Extraordinary Leadership.

    Students work with renowned faculty, caring staff, and can take advantage of unique support programs after graduation.

Benefits of Learning Online

Pursuing an online degree means choosing to elevate your career. Online degree programs offer:

  • Flexibility

    Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.

  • Self-Paced Programs

    Spend more time with instructional materials, and adjust your learning schedule according to your needs.

  • Equal Access to Faculty

    Students who earn their degrees online study with the same excellent professors as their on-campus peers.

  • Affordability

    Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.

  • Community

    Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.

  • Enhanced Motivation

    Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.

  • Cultivated Potential

    Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.