Endorsement | Reading Specialist

Pacific University's College of Education offers a 15 semester-credit Reading Specialist Endorsement Program that meets the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements for an add-on endorsement to the Initial Teaching License.

This endorsement program prepares teachers to serve as Title I or reading specialists in their schools and districts. Coursework emphasizes the candidates' development of knowledge and skills needed to carry out the curricular, instructional, assessment-related, supervisory and staff-development roles and responsibilities that are the typical duties of the Title I or reading Specialist. Coursework also begins to prepare reading specialists for working with children who speak a language other than English as their primary language.

This endorsement qualifies candidates to teach reading to students pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. In addition to coursework and practica, candidates must pass the state-approved reading specialist test, and submit required portfolio, edTPA, or case study. Prerequisites include coursework in psychological foundations and basic reading or language arts methodology appropriate for the level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students learn how to serve as Title I or reading specialists in their schools and districts. Student learn how to carry out the curricular, instructional, assessment-related, supervisory and staff-development roles and responsibilities that are the typical duties of the Title I or reading Specialist. Students are also prepared to work with children who speak a language other than English as their primary language.

More Information

Reading Endorsement Handbook (pdf)

Contact

Karren Timmermans | Reading Endorsement Program Coordinator, Eugene
541-485-6812 | kmtimm@pacificu.edu

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 143 | teach@pacificu.edu

Section Core Courses Credit Hrs
RDNG-642 Reading Assessments & Techniques 3
RDNG-632 Perspectives on Reading 2
RDNG-643 Multisensory Literacy Instruction Techniques 3
RDNG-650 Leadership for Literacy 2
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
RDNG-655 Multi-level Supervised Practicum 2