Graduate Teacher Education

ONLINE Reading Endorsement

Join advisor, Nancy Bradley, via Zoom to learn more about Muskingum's Reading Endorsement


Science of Reading Enhanced 

To open the world of reading to your students, learn science strategies and instructional skills based on the Science of Reading.

Why Choose Muskingum’s ONLINE Reading Endorsement?

  • Complete the 4-course endorsement in as little as one term
  • Courses offered in 2- and 5-week formats


  • All courses available ONLINE
  • Fieldwork can be completed outside of the classroom to fit your schedule


  • Add the endorsement for new career opportunities
  • Fill your teaching toolbox with new and innovative approaches to empower your students
  • Meets the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Hours count toward earning master’s degree at Muskingum


Inquire Now!

For more information, to ask questions, receive a complementary audit, register or request the Reading Endorsement handbook, please contact Nancy at 740.826.8470 or


Program Details

Requirements for the Reading Endorsement:
Candidates for the Reading Endorsement must document the satisfaction of foundational work in reading at either the undergraduate or graduate level. This work will include work in reading methods (either K-3 or 4-9**), phonics, content area literacy, and reading assessment and intervention. If taken at the graduate level, foundation courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement of the MAE: Reading Endorsement option. Candidates for the Reading Endorsement will complete a substantial field experience as part of each of the content courses.

To add the endorsement, take the following courses (12 Credit Hours):

  • EDUC 660* Foundations of Reading: Pre-K through Grade 12 (3) 
  • EDUC 661* Teaching Reading Pre-K through 12: Environment, Curriculum, Methods & Materials (3) 
  • EDUC 662* Advanced Assessment for Literacy Instruction (3) 
  • EDUC 663* Leadership for Literacy (3)

If you choose, you can complete the Master of Arts in Education by taking the following ONLINE courses (19 Credit Hours):

  • EDUC 605 Leading and Learning in a Culture of Change (3) 
  • EDUC 606 Invitational and Inclusive Education (3) 
  • EDUC 608* Critical Pedagogy: The Transformational Educator (1)
  • EDUC XXX Approved Electives (6)
  • MALP 782 Informed Decision Making (3)

Choose One of the Following: 

  • EDUC 700 Research Seminar & Project (3)
  • EDUC 705/706 National Board Certification Process (1+2)
  • EDUC 710 Practitioner Seminar and Project (3)

*Additional field hours are required

For a complete listing of MAE requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).

The Reading Endorsement meets all state and national accrediting agency requirements. 

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