Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Reading Teacher Endorsement Program: Elementary Level


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Reading Teacher Endorsement Program; Elementary Level

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Literacy Education offers the Reading Teacher Endorsement for Elementary Grades, or Reading Teacher Endorsement for Secondary Grades, designed to meet the urgent need for informed and trained instructional leaders in literacy education. The specific objectives of the programs are: -to increase candidates’ knowledge of the nature and scope of literacy processes; to advance professional growth in the teaching of literacy -to provide specialized training in assessment and intervention for students who struggle with reading and writing -to prepare candidates for leadership in literacy instructional planning, curriculum development, and professional support. Credit hours required: 24 Careers : -Title 1 Reading Teacher, providing instructional intervention for students struggling with reading and writing -Team or Department Literacy Leaders, providing guidance and support to their grade-level or content-area colleagues to apply literacy strategies across the curriculum Program of Study LTCY 501 Literacy Instruction in Elementary Grades LTCY 513 Literacy Instruction in Middle Grades LTCY 504 Literature for Instruction in a Diverse Society LTCY 505 Writing Instruction in Elementary Schools LTCY 507 Literacy Assessment and Instructional Planning LTCY 508 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention: Elementary Level LTCY 509 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention: Middle Level LTCY 512 Leadership in Literacy Instruction


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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