Reading is an essential skill not only for a strong academic career, but a successful life. Our PK-12 Reading Endorsement provides you with the advanced training necessary to allow you to be an effective educator when assisting in the development of student’s reading capabilities. In addition to this highly specialized skill, you will gain expertise in overseeing reading curriculum, diagnosing reading difficulties, and supervising non-professional reading staff.
The Antioch University Midwest Reading PK-12 Endorsement provides advanced training in reading. The 18-semester credit reading endorsement program consists of 6 classes that prepare provisionally or professionally licensed teachers to earn a KK-12 Ohio Reading Endorsement. The classes are designed for practicing professionals and are offered in the evenings. If you have graduated from any Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Special Education teacher licensure program and have completed the Ohio reading core, up to four of the six required courses may be waived.
Schools receiving funds under Titles I and/or II (public, community public, private) within No Child Left Behind may require teachers to have advanced training in reading. The reading endorsement is added to any valid Ohio teaching license and permits teachers to teach reading to all students at any grade level, including Title II reading programs. For Early Childhood and Middle Childhood teachers, adding an endorsement enables them to teach reading in reading programs outside of their licensure area.
This reading endorsement requires candidates to pass the OAE test #038 and test #039. The 18-semester credit reading endorsement program at Antioch University Midwest effectively prepares candidates to pass this test at or above the Ohio cut score. Professionals who teach under this endorsement are considered highly qualified (HQT) in reading under the current definition in Ohio.
This program can be completed in 3 semesters.
- You must successfully complete 18 credits of required coursework:
- Foundations of Reading Instruction
- Reading Assessment
- Content Literacy
- Developing & Promoting Literacy
- Reading Clinical
- You must pass the Ohio Reading Endorsement Assessment. The Pearson test #038 OAE Reading (Subtest I) and #039 OAE Reading (Subtest II) are required. The test covers knowledge about the teaching of reading that is common to all grade levels and content areas. The test includes content on reading as a language-thought process, text structure, instructional processes, affective aspects, and environmental/sociocultural factors.
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
Upon successful completion of this program, students can find work as a:
- Classroom teacher
- Reading teacher
- Reading support
- Foundational Knowledge: Candidates understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
- Curriculum and Instruction: Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
- Assessment and Evaluation: Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
- Diversity: Candidates create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society.