The Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12) at the University of Louisville is designed mainly for Kentucky teachers who want to be better equipped to teach reading in their own classrooms. In this program, you will learn about modern practices and techniques that enable students to gain or enhance their skills in reading, writing and critical thinking.
The Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12) 18 credit hours program is offered 100% online and may be completed as a standalone endorsement, or completed as part of the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, the Master of Education in Literacy (36 credit hours) or the Rank I program (30 credit hour program for Kentucky teachers only).
The online courses are asynchronous (anytime, anywhere) sessions with a synchronous requirement (predetermined times of day – students have the option to choose a preferred time). This learning method is proved to be most effective and it is designed to accommodate various learning styles and work/teaching schedules.
This endorsement is ideal for current teachers or those who have completed student teaching and are seeking a full-time teaching job. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid initial teacher certification to be eligible for enrollment in the Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12). Practicum is required for successful graduation.
In order to add the P-12 Classroom Reading Endorsement to your teaching license, you have to pass a Praxis test. To select the correct Praxis test for Kentucky, access the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) Praxis Test website.