Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes
Prepares individuals to meet the requirements of the revised Colorado READ Act. The program enhances literacy instruction skills and credentials while providing advanced knowledge and evidence-based training to work with diverse student populations on developing their reading, writing, and oral language skills.
Interest Categories: Communication & Writing Education & Counseling Humanities & Languages
Campus: CU Denver Online
Effective reading teachers are essential to all students’ literacy development. University of Colorado Denver’s reading teacher endorsement program is designed to meet the requirements of the revised Colorado READ Act and will enhance your literacy instruction skills and credentials. We provide you with advanced knowledge and deep preparation to work with diverse student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills. Today’s teachers need to understand the science of literacy development for all learners including those who are multilingual, those with challenges and disabilities, and those who are gifted and talented. Our program prepares you to support all children in inclusive classrooms and in diverse settings.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a reading teacher. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value equal opportunities in education. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is ranked among the top 50 “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” according to U.S. News & World Report.
Recommended Completion Time:1 to 2 years
Required Credits for Completion:24
We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-6300.
Recommendations for endorsements are made by the Literacy Education Program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience and examinations in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.
Please note that the Colorado Department of Education requires two years of post-license teaching experience to apply for the Reading teacher endorsement.