The Reading Specialist endorsement is a 36-semester hour program leading to state certification as a K-12 reading specialist. It is designed for persons who are interested in administration and supervision of district-wide reading/language arts programs and will enable the bearer to be employed as a school reading consultant, to teach in special remedial or developmental programs, and to teach reading as a special subject. The reading specialist endorsement may be added to either an elementary or secondary teaching certificate.
Candidates adding a new endorsement must pass the Michigan Subject Area Test and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Graduate candidates will maintain a portfolio and submit it to their adviser periodically throughout their program.
Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):
Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) :
Emphasis Area Courses (21 credits):
Practicum Experiences (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.) (6 credits):
Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.) (3 credits) Select One:
Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.
All candidates must complete a portfolio and submit it periodically for faculty review. Information about the portfolio
Reading Specialist Endorsement, K-12
Candidates adding a new endorsement must pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and complete all courses in the M.Ed. in Reading/Language Arts, K-12 Reading Specialist program.