Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate is a series of five online courses that provide an in-depth view of reading development, theory, and the application of sound and current scientific research in the context of expansive and inclusive literacy instructions. The Reading Endorsement courses meet the needs of certified K-12 teachers who want to expand on their certification with expertise in reading instruction. 

In order to earn the Florida Reading Endorsement, students must have a valid teaching certificate and successfully complete 15 credit hours of study.

The Reading Endorsement Courses are also relevant for professionals in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their knowledge of literacy practices ot engage individuals in our global society.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admission Requirements

This Graduate Certificate is open to all who are interested in developing knowledge of the science of reading and expansive views of literacy learning.  For individuals seeking Florida K-12 Reading Endorsement, a Florida Teaching Certificate is required. (Submit a copy of the Certificate with the application)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.