K-12 Reading Endorsement

Approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, this series of courses leads to a K-12 endorsement, after which the student must pass the appropriate Praxis examination. The endorsement permits teachers who hold an Ohio teaching license or certificate to teach reading to all students at any grade level (fulfilling the requirements of SB316), including Title II reading programs, as compared to the undergraduate reading endorsement which is attached to grade band license only. Students must have completed at least 12 hours of reading course pre-requisites (graduate or undergraduate). Additional graduate reading courses above the 12 hours may meet the requirements for any of the reading endorsement courses. Additional information on the state requirements can be found on the Ohio Department of Education website

The reading endorsement consists of four 3-semester hour graduate level courses for a total of 12 semester hours and includes the 100 hours of field/tutoring experience.  The state is mandating that the reading endorsement includes 15-21 hours of reading courses with 75% of the coursework completed at the graduate level. Since Heidelberg requires 12 hours of reading pre-requisite courses upon acceptance, our 12 hours of graduate reading endorsement courses meet the state mandate. All courses are offered online, powered by UThink©, with possible course offerings held at the Tiffin campus during the summer. These courses may be completed as coursework only (non-degree student), used as electives in the MAE degree program, or as additional coursework for those already holding a Master’s degree.

Please note: The on-line endorsement program is approved for Ohio residents only. Questions may be directed to Graduate Admissions at 419-448-2602 or grad-studies@heidelberg.edu.

 

Reading Endorsement Courses

In sequential order; however, EDU 515 and EDU 513 may be switched should the schedule work best for you and as long as EDU 512 is taken first, and EDU 516 is taken last. Please note that 515 is a pre-requisite for 516 and cannot be taken concurrently. The 100 hours of field/tutoring experience is worked into the courses both virtually and face-to-face. 

  • EDU 512 - Foundations of Reading (3 semester hours)
  • EDU 515 - Diagnosis of Reading Abilities (3 semester hours)
  • EDU 513 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3 semester hours)
  • EDU 516 - Reading Intervention (3 semester hours)

 

Summer 2014 Schedule

Deadline to apply and submit documents: April 24
Deadline to register and pay in full: April 30

All courses are completely online.  New summer students may take one or two course, though we highly recommend taking only one due to the intensity of the courses. We do not recommend that all four courses be taken during one semester due to the work load and needing one course before others. The suggested course sequence is 512 and 515, then 513 and 516. The complete schedule of courses can be viewed online here

Dates (From-To) Course Campus

May 5-June 27

EDU 512 Foundations of Reading
(For NEW Summer students)

ONLINE
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  EDU 515 Diagnosis of Reading Abilities
(For new summer or continuing students; must be taken BEFORE 516)

ONLINE
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EDU 513 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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  EDU 516 Reading Intervention
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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June 3-June 30 EDU 541 Phonics and Word Identification - 3 sem. hrs.
(Only for students needing this pre-requisite. Usually may be taken with the first endorsement course. Charged at regular tuition of $464/sem hr.)
ONLINE via Heidelberg

 

Fall 2014 Schedule

Deadline to apply and submit documents: August 8
Deadline to register and pay in full: August 14

All four courses are completely online. We do not recommend taking all four courses in one semester due to the workload and needing to complete one course before others. Students will take up to two courses one semester and two courses the following semester, either at the same time as full semester courses, or one at a time in 8-week terms. The suggested sequence of courses is 512 and 515, then 513 and 516. The complete schedule of courses can be viewed online here

Dates (From-To) Course Campus

Full Semester Courses

August 25-December 10

EDU 512-U Foundations of Reading - CRN# 23935 
(For NEW fall students)

ONLINE
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  EDU 515-U Diagnosis of Reading Abilities - CRN# 23937
(For new fall or continuing students; must be taken BEFORE 516)

ONLINE
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EDU 513-U Teaching Reading in the Content Area - CRN# 23936
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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  EDU 516-U Reading Intervention - CRN# 23938 
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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Term 1

August 18-October 10

EDU 512-U1 Foundations of Reading - CRN# 23931 (once full, CRN# 24009) 
(For NEW fall students)
ONLINE
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EDU 515-U1 Diagnosis of Reading Abilities - CRN# 23932 (once full, CRN# 24000)
(For new fall or continuing students; must be taken BEFORE 516)

ONLINE
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EDU 513-U1 Teaching Reading in the Content Area - CRN# 24168
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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Term 2

October 13-December 10

EDU 513-U2 Teaching Reading in the Content Area - CRN# 23933 (once full, CRN# 24008)
(For continuing students)
ONLINE
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EDU 516-U2 Reading Intervention - CRN# 23934
(For continuing students)

ONLINE
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August 25-December 10 EDU 541 Phonics and Word Identification - 3 sem. hrs.
(Only for students needing this pre-requisite. Usually may be taken with the first endorsement course. Charged at regular tuition.)
ONLINE via Heidelberg

 

 

 

K-12 Reading Endorsement Offers Opportunities

The K-12 Reading Endorsement provides teachers with knowledge and skills to identify the reading needs of students and apply knowledge for instructional decision making. Those enrolled in the program will gain an understanding of how to prescribe, differentiate reading instruction, and utilize appropriate strategies and materials from scientifically-based research in order to address prevention, identification, and remediation. The program includes clinical experiences working with students who have issues with reading and literacy. Upon completion, the endorsement will allow you to work with students in the public schools (kindergarten through grade twelve) who may need reading and writing assistance. It also prepares teachers to oversee the reading curriculum, diagnose reading difficulties, and supervise reading non-professional staff.

Ohio teachers seeking the Ohio Reading Endorsement must have completed the 12-hour reading core (including a course in phonics) as mandated by Ohio licensure PRIOR to taking the reading endorsement courses. A 3-hour course in the teaching of phonics is required; this requirement may have been completed in an undergraduate program. Most certified classroom teachers in the last ten years have taken the 12 hours of reading coursework as an undergraduate. Heidelberg’s School of Education will help teachers determine which courses are needed if they do not currently have 12 hours of reading coursework.