The University of Cincinnati offers reduced tuition rates for a fully online endorsement program in PreK-12 Reading Instruction. A reading specialist works mainly with younger children who are having reading difficulties to help advance their reading skills and lay the foundation for success in high school, college, and adult life. Reading specialists are trained in the methods of teaching reading for comprehension as well as for enjoyment.
The endorsement program is aligned with the State of Ohio’s Reading Endorsement. Upon completion of the program, students may earn a Graduate Certificate in PreK-12 Reading Instruction or choose to seek the Ohio Reading Endorsement.
Earning the PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. The demand for teachers is constant and employment growth is high. With an ever-increasing need to support literacy from pre-school to adult, some of the opportunities for graduates with the PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Certificate include:
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The promotion of literacy and language education is one of the great callings! Fewer missions are more effective than teaching people to read and communicate. Some of the professional opportunities for MEd LSLS graduates are:
Courses taken prior to admission into the graduate certificate program may be eligible for transfer into the program, if taken within 5 years prior to admission and if approved by the program faculty. Official paperwork is required and the appropriate forms may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.
To maintain active status in the program, students must register for at least one credit every academic year. Degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the date of admission. Practicum coursework cannot be transferred into the program and up to (9) semester credit hours can be transferred into the program upon approval of the department.
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