Specific courses in reading may be selected that will lead to the Reading Teacher Endorsement in Illinois, including a graduate level practicum. Also addressed are foundations of reading, content area reading, assessment and diagnosis of reading problems, developmental reading methods and remedial reading instruction. The Reading Teacher endorsement will only be entitled for the grade level span of the candidate's underlying Professional Educator License. Note that EIU does not offer coursework leading to the Reading Specialist endorsement; additionally, although the Reading Specialist content test may be used to fulfill testing requirements for the Reading Teaching endorsement, passage of the Reading Specialist content test, combined with the Reading Teacher coursework at EIU, will not lead to the Reading Specialist endorsement.
Department: Teaching, Learning, and Foundations
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