Teaching Reading Licensure

Those seeking licensure to teach reading need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form.

Teaching Licensure - Teaching Reading

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: This program of study can only be completed by those pursuing a teaching endorsement in another content area or by currently licensed teachers. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.


Reading Teaching Courses19
Reading Teaching Practicum6
Total Hours25

Reading Teaching Courses

Note: The EDU 397 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 397 Teaching and Assessing PK-8 Language Arts. The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Teaching and Assessing K-8 Reading.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 331Lit & Literacy for Children3
EDU 397Methods: Teaching & Assessing3
EDU 432Lit & Literacy for Yng Adlts3
EDU 438Ltrcy Asmnt, Diagnosis & Instr3
EDU 481Content Area Literacy3
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours19

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Reading Teaching Practicum

Note: All reading coursework must be complete prior to enrolling in the reading practicum.

Complete the following course:
EDU 456Applictn of Literacy Modls K126
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-