College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
About This Program
The Reading Endorsement Preparation non-degree program prepares students to obtain the Ohio K-12 Reading endorsement. Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for this endorsement; and endorsements are granted by the Ohio Department of Education.
The non-degree program is not a master's degree program. Students interested in obtaining a teaching endorsement and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted into the master's degree program and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for an endorsement.
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Education teachers, postsecondary
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 77,300 number of jobs
- $65,440 potential earnings
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary
- 2.1% slower than the average
- 81,300 number of jobs
- $69,000 potential earnings
Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 627,100 number of jobs
- $60,810 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
- 9-12 credit hours in reading coursework, depending on licensure
- Evidence of valid teaching license from the State of Ohio
- Fall Semester
- Spring Semester
- Summer Term
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|CI 67310||THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING ||3|
|CI 67319||DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION IN READING ||3|
|CI 67330||READING IN CONTENT AREAS ||3|
|CI 67396||INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS ||1|
|CI 67692||CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN CORRECTIVE READING ||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||13|
- Candidates seeking Ohio teaching endorsement are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Literacy Education program for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to endorsement.
- Students who do not apply for endorsement within 12 months of program completion may be subject to additional course requirement, based on standards in force at the time of application.
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): data literacy and analysis; use of research and assessment data; leadership and collaboration; utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline; and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this program will be able to:
- Articulate the foundations of reading development and instruction.
- Plan effective lessons for students using appropriate methods, texts, strategies and goals.
- Assess and evaluate students’ literacy achievement.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.