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Reading Endorsement (P–12) Required Courses

The Reading Endorsement requires 23–26 total credits, and you must complete the following required courses:

Multicultural Course
EDRD 5421 Multicultural Children's Lit (K–5) (3)
Distance Learning
EDRD 5422 Multicultural Children's Lit (6–12) (3)
Distance Learning

Writing Course
EDWR 5548 Using Nonfiction to Motivate Reading & Writing (5)
Distance Learning
EDRD 6533*** Writing: Process to Product (K–12) (3)
Online (See graduate catalog)

Assessment Course
EDRD 5737 Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Evaluation & Assessment (4)
Distance Learning
EDRD 6506*** Literacy Assessment and Standards (3)
SPU campus (See graduate catalog)

Additionally, you must complete all of the following courses:

EDRD 5641 Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)
Online (Spring Quarter)

EDRD 5735 Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically Based Research (3)
Distance Learning

EDSE 5653 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students (3)
SPU campus (Summer Institutes)

EDCN 5730 Field Experience/PPA* (5)
See below for further information

*Candidates are encouraged to notify the Endorsement Coordinator 90 days before their intention to complete Field Experience
which is offered during Autumn (September-December), Winter (January-March) and Spring (March-June).  

In order to be eligible for Field Experience the following MUST be completed:

  • Admitted to the endorsement program (email endorse@spu.edu for more information)
  • All required coursework complete
  • Official NES score submitted to SPU (www.west.nesinc.com)

 Then, you must notify the endorsement coordinator to be considered for the next applicable Field Experience cohort. Please keep in mind the following deadlines:**

        AUTUMN FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by July 31st
       WINTER FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by October 31st
       SPRING FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by January 31st

 **However, cohorts often fill quickly so it is at the candidate’s advantage to notify intent as early as possible. Once a cohort is full the candidate will be placed on a wait list and will only be admitted if a space becomes available.

***EDRD 6533 and EDRD 6506 must be taken at the 6000-level. Graduate tuition rates will apply.

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