Graduate Certificate in Reading
The online Graduate Certificate in Reading program at KU is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge to support the reading development and achievement of individuals from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; expand knowledge in reading assessment and methodologies; and develop instructional practices for students in the classroom and in intervention/remediation settings. The Graduate Certificate in Reading has two tracks: a non-endorsement track and an endorsement track.
Graduate Certificate in Reading Non-Endorsement Track
The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Non-Endorsement track builds on students' existing educational experience, allowing them to focus on improving the reading outcomes of students in their classes even if they teach in another field such as math or science. This online Graduate Certificate in Reading Non-Endorsement track does not lead to initial licensure nor any licensure endorsement in the state of Kansas.
Graduate Certificate in Reading Endorsement Track
The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Endorsement track is intended for educators who hold a master's degree and wish to complete the requirements for state licensure as a reading specialist in the state of Kansas. It is best for currently licensed teachers in states where an additional endorsement in reading education is required.
This academic track satisfies the requirements for the reading specialist licensure endorsement in Kansas. Each state has its own requirements for obtaining a reading specialist license/certificate/endorsement. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in their state by contacting their home state's licensure or certification authority. No program can guarantee licensure.