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Reading Endorsement

The Reading Endorsement is an add-on endorsement program in Ohio for teachers. It provides a pragmatic learning approach that applies the technology used within the distance education environments today coupled with a focused practical and foundational approach to reading strategies, assessment techniques, content area-specific applications, and reading practice pedagogy. Course content is research-based and infuses scientifically-based evidence of best practices, while providing the skills to develop curriculum and assess, evaluate, and instruct students in reading. It is aligned directly with the Ohio Board of Regents’ program licensure requirements for the Reading Endorsement.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing Ohio teachers and teacher candidates who must obtain an Ohio Reading Endorsement pursuant to the Ohio Reading Guarantee.


  1. Completed admission application packet and non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions, including transcript for Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average OR Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (1000 combined verbal/quantitative prior to August 2011; 300 after August 2011) OR Miller's Analogies Test (MAT) with a raw score of 50.
  4. Applicants who do not meet the minimum CGPA, or GRE/MAT test requirements may enroll in a maximum of six (6) credit hours and must earn a grade of B or higher in each course during first term of conditional admission. Students who do not earn a grade of B or higher in each course may be subject to dismissal from the program.
  5. Valid Ohio Teaching License: Initial /Temporary or Professional.


  • Students must take RED 555 immediately following RED 554 in order to maximize usage of the case study and valid assessment data with the same struggling student.

CORE COURSES (in suggested order of completion)

Course Number Course Title Credits
RED 570 Foundations of Reading: Theory and Practice 3
RED 554 Assessment in Reading 3
RED 555 Supervised Reading Practicum I: Individual Remediation 3
RED 585 Reading in the Content Area 3
RED 565 Language Arts in the Secondary School 3


Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

Financial aid is available to students enrolled in this program.

Financial Resources

  1. Complete required coursework.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Students with a Temporary Teaching License must provide:
    • Assessment for Education (OAE) Content Assessment passing scores of 220 on Reading Subtest I (#038) and Reading Subtest II (#0390);
    • Evidence of student teaching experience or a minimum of 1 year teaching experience in a K-12 classroom.
  4. Students with a Professional Teaching License must submit:
    • Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Content Assessment-Passing scores of 220 on Reading Subtest I (#038) and Reading Subtest II (#039)

Consult your school district office or state department of education to confirm eligibility for certification/licensure and testing requirements.

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