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Online Reading Endorsement
This is a highly interactive program requiring extensive communication and sharing of ideas with faculty and fellow students. These online graduate courses are asynchronous, with no required days/times when classes meet. Much of your work will be done independently, when and where it fits your schedule.
This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add the Reading endorsement to their current teaching license. Students enrolled in the License+Master's Program who are seeking their initial teaching license are not eligible to enroll in an online cohort.
EDU 541 Foundations of Reading and Language Arts
EDU 542 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 543 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading Methods
EDU 544 Practicum in Reading (on BW campus only)
EDU 545 Research in Literacy Education
EDU 547 Practicum in AYA Literacy (on BW campus only)
Qualifications for the Reading Endorsement in Ohio
- Teaching license in another area
- Successful completion of a Reading Endorsement program
- Passage of Praxis II for Reading
- Ohio 12 hour reading core -- teachers must have completed the Ohio 12 hour reading core including a course in phonics, as mandated by Ohio licensure prior to applying for the reading endorsement. Some teachers enrolling in BW's program have not completed the Ohio 12 hour reading core at the time they first enroll at BW. Baldwin Wallace will help teachers determine which undergraduate courses are needed if they do not currently have 12 hours of reading coursework.
Additional Courses Leading to the Master of Arts in Education
By adding an Advanced Practice Minor and the educational research class (EDU-511), candidates can complete a Master of Arts in Education degree online.
Baldwin Wallace University offers distance learning classes (online and hybrid) to Ohio residents. Teachers living outside Ohio are not eligible for enrollment in online education classes through Baldwin Wallace University at this time.