Graduate Teacher Education

ONLINE Reading Endorsement

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


“WORDS change WORLDS” - Pam Allyn, LitWorld

Learn strategies and instructional skills to open the world of reading to your students. 

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 607 Informed Decision Making (3)
  • EDUC 608* Critical Pedagogy: The Transformational Educator (1)
  • EDUC XXX Approved Electives (6)

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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