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Teach a Love for Reading


Learn to Read and Read to Learn

This graduate-level endorsement program will prepare teachers to help learners in grades K-12 improve their reading proficiency and comprehension. The program is designed for classroom teachers who want to sharpen their skills and increase the effectiveness of their reading instruction or to work as a literacy leader or coach, a reading intervention or a remediation provider. You can have no greater impact than teaching a student to love to read!

Where you'll learn:

Co-flex: Online (synchronous and asynchronous) with 2-3 class sessions in person (St. Paul campus) some semesters. The final summer semester will require a face-to-face reading clinic for multiple sessions.

When to start:

Summer 2024

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Affordable Options

O'Shaughnessy Scholarship

Due to a generous grant from the O’Shaughnessy Foundation, the University of St. Thomas School ofEducation can offer 10 teachers the opportunity to expand their literacy skills with a $10,000 scholarship to apply toward the MN K-12 Reading Teacher Endorsement tuition. The university has chosen to offer this exciting opportunity to Tier 3 and/or Tier 4 teachers currently teaching in a charter, public or private school serving diverse and underrepresented students.

Learn More About the O'Shaughnessy Scholarship

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Teach the magic of reading

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Curriculum Requirements

READ 500 Research in Literacy (Summer 2024, online)
READ 702 Content-area Literacy 5-12 (Summer 2024, online)
READ 501 Emergent Literacy K-2 (Fall 2024, online & in person)
READ 701 Literacy Instruction K-6 (Spring 2025, online & in person)
READ 704 Reading Assessment and Remediation (Summer 2025, online)
READ 720 Practicum in Reading Assessment and Remediation (Summer 2025; online & in person at practicum site)

Optional MA in Educational Studies Completion
CIED 532 Curriculum, P-16 (Fall 2025, online)
CIED 551 Use of Technology for Instruction (Spring 2026, online)
CIED 603 Education Equity and Inclusion Practices (Summer 2026, online)
CIED 670 Assessment for Learning (Fall 2026, online)