Reading Specialist Endorsement Program

Program at a glance:

  • Earn the Reading Specialist Endorsement in PreK-12
  • Complete the program in less than two years
  • Evening, weekend and online classes
  • 26% in-service scholarship for teachers

Program Description:

Focusing on instructional leadership, collaboration and expertise in the Common Core English and Language Arts Standards, this 18-hour program will prepare licensed teachers to earn an endorsement as a reading specialist in preK-12. You will study a balanced approach to literacy, the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities, pedagogical best practices, and the leadership skills essential for mentoring and coaching success.

This program can be completed in about a year--longer if you choose to take your time--and is designed to fit your busy schedule with classes on weeknights, Saturdays and online. Candidates can also choose to complete the full Master of Education with Reading Specialty.

The College of Education also offers a Master's of Education in Reading Specialty, as well as a brand new Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Reading Specialty.

Program Information:

Coursework   Application Process

For more information:

Contact Laura Liszt at or (615) 966-1811 or

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