Endorsement in Reading Education
Offered through the College of Education, the University of Georgia's online Endorsement in Reading Education program provides certified classroom teachers with focused immersion in the teaching of reading. Georgia teachers from pre-K to grade 12 obtaining degrees with a focus or major other than Reading Education will benefit from this three-course sequence designed to enhance literacy instruction and practice. The endorsement program is only valid for Georgia educators who have or will have a professional certificate at the bachelor's or higher certification level in any teaching field.
It is possible to add a Reading Endorsement to any teaching certificate in Georgia. All courses for the Reading Endorsement must have been completed after July 1, 2000 when the endorsement went into effect. The Language and Literacy Education Department has been approved by the State Professional Standards Commission to offer the Endorsement.
Complete a three-course series specific to initial certification grade band levels (P-5 or 6-12)
Complete a reading endorsement portfolio via Folioteck
Apply for the reading endorsement to be added onto your teaching certificate through UGA College of Education's Office of Student Services upon successful completion of the program
Students who are interested in obtaining the Endorsement in Reading Education must be admitted to the Graduate School of the University of Georgia. Prospective students may either be pursuing a graduate degree in another department, or may apply to the graduate school for non-degree status.
Non-Degree Program Application Checklist Students applying to the graduate school for non-degree status are not required to take entrance exams or to submit test scores and letters of recommendation.
Application – Submit to the Graduate School online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International Statement of Intent – Send to the department. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent for the online Reading Endorsement program in their statement. Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department. Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
Georgia Professional Standards Commission