The Level I Reading Endorsement at Utah State University is designed to strengthen the classroom teacher’s knowledge of literacy content and pedagogical knowledge and assessment. Graduates learn to read, interpret, and apply evidence-based practices gleaned from the research literature. The reading endorsement programs are designed for working professionals, with courses offered in the evenings and summers. Courses are taught once a week during fall and spring and twice a week during the summer (summer semesters are 7 weeks long instead of 15 weeks). Courses are currently offered through the Statewide Campuses broadcast network and follow a regular schedule so that students can complete the endorsement in two years.
*Additional courses can be offered on-site at school locations in collaboration with school districts. Please contact Dr. Nicole Pyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-797-0392 if you are interested in this option.
Level I Reading Endorsement
There are two ways to pursue the Level I Reading Endorsement: 1) as a non-matriculated graduate student for the reading endorsement only; 2) as a master's degree student, with the reading endorsement courses used as electives. To become a non-matriculated graduate student, you must complete an online application here: http://rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/apply/. Browse all instructions for the application.
To apply for the master's degree program, you must apply to the School of Graduate Studies:http://rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/apply/
We highly recommend that you pursue the second path. If you start taking classes as a non-matriculated student, please be aware that if you change your mind and decide to go for the master's, only 12 of the non-matriculated credits can be transferred into your master's degree program.
The Teaching Reading: K-12 Praxis test (test #5206) is required for the Level I Reading Endorsement.
See the Utah State Board of Education website for more detail and the following application for the Reading Endorsement Level I: https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/922d07f2-5039-4c3c-9e82-2b0956c73428
Level I Reading Endorsement Courses (21 credits)
- TEAL 6235 Instructional Implications of Literacy Development (Fall semesters)
- TEAL 6350 Reading Assessment and Intervention (Spring semesters)
- TEAL 6380 Effective Writing Instruction (Summer semesters)
- TEAL 6390 Teaching with Literature and Information Text (Summer semesters)
- TEAL 6310 Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum (Fall semesters)
- TEAL 6320 Theories and Models of Reading (Spring semesters)
- TEAL 6570 Advanced Comprehension (Summer semesters)
Questions? Please ask!
Nicole Pyle, Associate Professor