Reading Endorsement

Reading teaching endorsement at George Fox University

George Fox University's fully online reading endorsement program is designed for in-service teachers who desire specialist preparation in literacy theory and practice. We prioritize a comprehensive understanding of literacy issues in the context of preparing teachers to assess, instruct, and nurture children with reading difficulties. Individuals will be prepared to teach in reading specialist, coaching, and teacher-leader positions. Endorsement preparation is available PreK-12. District/university partnerships create opportunities for cultural experiences and service-oriented practicums.

The endorsement can be obtained in these ways:

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Reading Endorsement Requirements

Students may complete the courses as an endorsement-only candidate to be recommended for a Reading endorsement on their teaching license. They also can add a Reading specialization within their Master of Education program or as an addition to the MAT program (MAT Plus Reading).

As an endorsement-only candidate, students complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of graduate subject matter designed to strengthen applicants’ backgrounds in literacy, including a practicum.

In addition to course requirements, candidates must also successfully complete the Praxis II Reading Specialist Exam in order to be recommended for licensure. The coursework for this specialty has been designed to provide a broad base of understanding about reading theory, methods, programs, and assessments, and also prepares candidates to successfully pass the Reading Specialist Exam.

Course descriptions

Out-of-State Students

Students living in states other than Oregon can earn an Oregon reading endorsement through this program. The endorsement is usually transferable, but graduates will have to follow their state licensing procedures.

The student practicum portion of the program can also be challenging to arrange for students from states other than Oregon and Washington.

Contact your admissions counselor if you're interested in earning a reading endorsement from outside of Oregon.

Admission Information

Kipp Wilfong

Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs


Reading Endorsement

Program length 10-16 months (depends on student pacing preferences)
Credit hours 15
Cost per credit hour $722*
Tuition cost for entire program $10,830* (financial aid available for degree seekers)
Accreditation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Format Online

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

NCATE Accredited