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Endorsement Program

The Ohio Department of Education provides endorsements in certain professional areas. The candidate pursuing an endorsement must initially possess a valid ODE teaching license in order to be eligible for an endorsement.

The Department of Education has approved curriculum in the following endorsement content area:

To seek admission to the K-12 Reading Endorsement program, a candidate must:

  • Submit an application.
  • Meet the same criteria as required of degree-seeking students.
  • Be interviewed as part of the application process.
  • Apply at either the post-baccalaureate or post-master’s level.

NOTE: Admission to a certificate program does not imply admission to a graduate degree program. The Department reviews the application and makes a recommendation regarding admission to the Graduate School.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Yi Shang
Telephone: 216.397.4767

The reading endorsement course sequence provides an in-depth preparation in literacy, reading assessment, and diagnosis of reading problems. Successful completion of this curriculum, a minimum of 50 hours of field work in an appropriate setting, and the state exam is required.

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Please review our policies regarding the admission process for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact the Graduate School if you have any questions.

To apply online, please visit our application management portal.