The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. University of Cincinnati’s online certificate program in Pre K-12 Reading Instruction is aligned with the International Literacy Association’s (2010) Standards for Reading Professionals, is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The School of Education at the University of Cincinnati is consistently ranked as a top institution in the field of Education. Most recently, US News and World Report placed it in the top 100 Best Education Schools (2016).
UC pulls rank among its national peers in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs standings, released January 26, 2021.
Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Test Pass Rate – Our students have a 98% pass rate for the OAE test.
PreK-12 Reading Instruction and TESOL Graduate Certificates are Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited.
PreK-12 Reading Instruction and TESOL Graduate Certificates are chancellor-approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education for earning a Reading (K-12) or TESOL (K-12) endorsement after successfully completing the required graduate coursework and the Ohio Assessment for Educators test.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs.
Generally, GE Programs include:
At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.
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Earning the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. The demand for teachers is constant and employment growth is high.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for ESOL teachers in particular was expected to be greater than average since the number of U.S. students who don’t speak English was predicted to continue to grow. While many people who pursue ESOL careers choose to become teachers, there also are opportunities available for those seeking jobs outside the traditional classroom. Available positions might include:
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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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In a society in which employment and economic advancement increasingly depend on more developed and specialized skills, the handicap of illiteracy can only grow more severe. Here is why you should receive your MEd LSLS degree with UC online:
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