The Reading Endorsement program at Shawnee State University provides a series of specially designed courses and field experiences leading to a reading endorsement in the specific licensure/certificated area.
This program is designed for both preservice students and in-service teachers. In-service teachers applying for reading endorsement need to be assigned a reading advisor prior to admission into the program. Edre 4406, 4407, and 4485 must be taken at SSU in order for the Department of Teacher Education to recommend a student to the Ohio Department of Education for reading endorsement.
Students must take and pass the Praxis II Introduction to the Teaching of Reading Exam and successfully complete a Reading Portfolio based on IRA/NCATE standards and the five DTE competency domains.