Educators who wish to advance their knowledge and performance in teaching reading in order to serve as Title I Reading teachers or Reading/Literacy Coaches and hold valid teaching certificates (i.e., preschool to grade 12) may choose to complete the online Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction. The courses required within the M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education Reading Area of Emphasis and the Certificate in Reading Instruction have been aligned with the Reading Teacher Standards as outlined by the State of Illinois. Therefore, these graduate courses in reading may be applied toward the requirements for the Reading Teacher Endorsement in Illinois.