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The Reading Program, leading to a state-approved endorsement in Florida, focuses on training educators in the areas of reading assessment and instruction. This program is offered through the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Fischler College of Education and teaches strategies for assessing reading levels and implementing techniques for corrective and remedial reading. Offered online and on-site, the course content in this endorsement program is research based and infuses best practices in education, while aligning with the Florida Department of Education’s reading endorsement requirements.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
  • Proof of valid teaching certificate

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
RED 570 Foundations of Reading: Theory and Practice 3
RED 575 Contemporary Foundations of Reading: Research Perspective 3
RED 554 Assessment in Reading 3
RED 555 Supervised Reading Practicum 1: Individual Remediation 3
RED 587 Supervised Reading Practicum 2: Group Remediation 3


Coursework for the Reading Endorsement program, state approved in Florida, is available online and at many of the NSU Campuses, with a main campus in South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale.) Students who want the convenience of online courses for reading assessment and instruction should choose the distance education delivery option. This approach allows domestic and international students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The site-based delivery option allows students to take classes in the evenings or on weekends in locations near their homes. The distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their programs without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Faculty members for the Reading Endorsement program are recognized scholars and educators from the Nova Southeastern University Fischler College of Education and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition, many are also highly respected professional practitioners in the education field. They are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most important, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to inspire others.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Courses in the program meet Florida Department of Education requirements for an endorsement in reading, and can only be added on to a current certificate in an academic, degreed vocational, administrative, or specialty class coverage. It is the responsibility of the student to contact his or her state department of education regarding certification, recertification, and/or endorsement requirements.

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