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Southern Oregon University

Literacy Education Course of Study

Courses in Six Thematic Areas

  1. Literacy Foundations & Language Development
  2. LIteracy Strategies & Methods
  3. Literacy for Diverse Learners
  4. Assessment
  5. Literature
  6. Leadership in Reading Program

Reading Specialist Program Leading to a Reading Endorsement

  • Accessible to teachers throughout the state using distance education modes (e.g.,online)
  • 24 Graduate-level credit hours including practica and additional electives
  • Classroom assignments and/or practica can be done in teachers' schools or communities where the teachers live & work
  • Expert faculty teaching courses from multiple universities in the state
  • Teachers select any of the universities as their "home" institution
  • Courses may apply toward a master's degree with advisor's approval
  • Designed to meet the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission's (TSPC) requirements for the Reading Endorsement

Reading/Literacy Program for Classroom Teachers

  • Accessible to teachers throughout the state using distance education modes (e.g., online)
  • 12 graduate-level credit hours including classroom application
  • Classroom assignments and/or practica can be done in teachers' schools or communities where the teachers live and work
  • Two core 3-credit courses plus 6 additional credits in teacher's areas of interest/need
  • Expert faculty teaching courses from multiple universities in the state
  • Teachers select any of the universities as their "home" institution
  • Courses may apply toward a master's degree with advisor's approval
  • Certificate of competency awarded