Reading Specialist Endorsement
Special licensure requirements exist for K-12 school teachers of special reading classes in Kansas. In addition to degree certification and 2 years of verified teaching experience, a planned sequence of graduate reading courses are required for licensure endorsement. Students seeking this endorsement must hold a valid Kansas Professional teaching license.
*Required Courses (15 hours)
EDCI 816 Approaches to Reading Instruction
EDCI 818 Theoretical Models of Reading
EDCI 840 Literacy Assessment
EDCI 841 Supporting Struggling Readers
EDCI 930 Leadership in Literacy
*Required Practicum (3 hours)
EDCI 945 Clinical Practicum in Reading
*All 6 courses are available online.
After completing the required courses and practicum, the applicant must fulfill these additional requirements to obtain a conditional reading specialist license:
- Hold a valid professional teaching license.
- Present a score of 164 or above on the Praxis II exam for the Reading Specialist (test number 5301).
- Hold a masters degree. (It is permitted but not necessary to include the required courses as part of the masters degree.)