Reading Specialist Endorsement, K-8

Elementary Education

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Elementary Education, Reading Specialist Endorsement, K-8

Transform students into passionate, lifelong readers and promote the power of literacy in your classroom by earning a Reading Specialist Endorsement. Nationally recognized reading experts crafted NAU’s online program, which provides tools you can use immediately to meet your students’ needs. Your vital mentorship will help young readers who are struggling, high achieving, or somewhere in between.

You’ll customize your education with an action research project that ties in your own learning with your experiences in a K-8 classroom. Reading proficiency is key to academic success. By expanding your professional knowledge, you’ll become a leader who gives students wonderful opportunities, whether you’re in charge of a full class, tutoring one on one, or working at the district-wide level.

The Reading Specialist Endorsement offers many research areas that you can pursue during your online studies, including:

  • phonics
  • dyslexia
  • reading interventions
  • language acquisition
  • vocabulary development
  • reading assessments
  • parental involvement

This program has been designed and approved to meet specific requirements from the Arizona Department of Education for a K-8 Reading Specialist Endorsement on an Arizona teaching license.

Structured online degrees have five start dates each semester, so you can enroll on your timeline.


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