If you are certified to teach in Georgia, our reading endorsement may be added to your teaching certificate.
Students who take these graduate-level reading endorsement courses are either not seeking a degree or are enrolled in another degree program and choose to infuse these courses into their program (in consultation with their advisor). Reading endorsement courses are offered both online and in-person.
To qualify for a reading endorsement to be added to your initial teaching certificate, you must:
The reading endorsement courses focus on literacy development and instruction in early childhood, content-area literacies, and new and digital literacies. These courses also offer opportunities to work with youth who experience difficulties in reading.
All endorsement courses are now offered online, with some also offered on the Athens campus.
Some courses may be easily incorporated into other degree/certification programs in education. You must consult with your advisor or program coordinator to determine if some, if not all, of the reading endorsement courses can be embedded into your program of study.
Effective in the fall 2015 semester, our reading endorsement program has changed.
As of fall 2015, you must follow the new program of study, which includes three required courses focused on P-5, 4-8, or 6-12 levels.
For students with P-5 initial certification, the courses are:
For students with 4-8 or 6-12 initial certification, the three courses are:
For students with a K-12 initial certification, the three courses are:
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You can gain hands-on experience working with students learning to read through a practicum at the university's Reading Clinic, which has worked to improve literacy for 50 years.
Additionally, you can expand your literacy experience through the college's Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Children's Literature Conference and Book Awards, and the Language and Literacy Graduate Student Organization.
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