City University of Seattle offers a state-approved Endorsement in Reading for teachers who want to add an area of endorsement to their Washington State teaching certificate. The program includes instruction and internships teaching literacy and reading skills to children in preschool through grade 12. It can be added to our Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education program for students working toward their first residency certificate. The six courses in this program will help you develop strong teaching skills in the following areas:
- fostering language acquisition
- integrating literacy into content areas
- technology in literacy
- diagnosis, intervention and feedback
- engaging parents in the learning process
CityU of Seattle’s fully online reading endorsement program provides you with an opportunity to pursue education without missing out on your other responsibilities. The internship element often involves your current workplace and is overseen by faculty members who are experienced reading specialists. Learn more by getting in touch with an Albright School of Education advisor.
For teachers, additional endorsements translate into more options and opportunities for advancement. The reading endorsement in particular prepares you to offer instruction in the foundational area of literacy, which will affect all other content areas throughout each child’s education. When you finish the program, you will be ready to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E ®) and will be considered highly qualified to teach reading in a classroom setting or become a reading specialist.
If you’re interested in getting your reading endorsement online, CityU can work with you to fit the program into your life. We have been offering accredited, first-in-class career advancement education for over 35 years. Get in touch with an advisor to see where CityU can take you.