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2 The Add-on K-12 Reading Endorsement Program Frequently Asked Questions

3 Highly Qualified Reading Teachers There are 3 options at Elementary Level K-12 Reading Certification K-12 Reading Certification K-12 Reading Endorsement K-12 Reading Endorsement Elementary Education Certificate Elementary Education Certificate There are 2 options at Secondary Level K-12 Reading Certification K-12 Reading Certification K-12 Reading Endorsement K-12 Reading Endorsement

4 A Look at Numbers Less than 3% of teachers statewide have earned a Reading Endorsement/Certification. The numbers in Leon County are slightly higher at approximately 10%. Less than 3% of teachers statewide have earned a Reading Endorsement/Certification. The numbers in Leon County are slightly higher at approximately 10%. Statewide, over 50% of students in high-poverty middle schools take a class with a teacher who hasnt even acquired a minor in the subject he/she teaches. Statewide, over 50% of students in high-poverty middle schools take a class with a teacher who hasnt even acquired a minor in the subject he/she teaches. Statewide at the high school level, about 32% of students in high-poverty secondary schools take a class with a teacher who hasnt even acquired a minor in the class that he/she teaches. Statewide at the high school level, about 32% of students in high-poverty secondary schools take a class with a teacher who hasnt even acquired a minor in the class that he/she teaches.

5 Certification vs. Endorsement Reading Certification consists of 30 university course credit hours or a Masters Degree in Reading. Teachers must take a Reading Certification test to earn a K-12 Reading Certification. Reading Certification consists of 30 university course credit hours or a Masters Degree in Reading. Teachers must take a Reading Certification test to earn a K-12 Reading Certification. Reading Endorsement is a rider to other certifications. It is made up of 15 university course credit hours or 300 inservice hours. There is no provision for teachers to take a test for endorsement. Reading Endorsement is a rider to other certifications. It is made up of 15 university course credit hours or 300 inservice hours. There is no provision for teachers to take a test for endorsement.

6 Three Ways to Earn Reading Endorsement: 1. Have transcripts reviewed by the Certification department at the DOE 2. Complete a College of Education endorsement program 3. Complete a districts add-on program for the endorsement- see the matrix.

7 Option 1 Submit official transcripts showing completion of the 15 semester hours of coursework outlined in Rule 6A Submit official transcripts showing completion of the 15 semester hours of coursework outlined in Rule 6A

8 Option 2 Colleges are building programs that must be state approved. Colleges are building programs that must be state approved. Florida State Universitys Graduate program in Reading Certification Florida State Universitys Graduate program in Reading Certification

9 Option 3 LCS Teaching and Learning and Staff Development Departments are currently building an add-on reading endorsement program. All classes will be available by April LCS Teaching and Learning and Staff Development Departments are currently building an add-on reading endorsement program. All classes will be available by April Requires participant to earn 300 MIP points Requires participant to earn 300 MIP points Objectives from six competencies must be met Objectives from six competencies must be met

10 State Board Rule 6A An inservice program will focus on topics of study for each of the six competencies that were developed to align with the text rule approved by State Board Rule 6A Specialization Requirements for Certification in Reading. An inservice program will focus on topics of study for each of the six competencies that were developed to align with the text rule approved by State Board Rule 6A Specialization Requirements for Certification in Reading.

11 Competencies I. Foundations in Language & Cognition II. Foundations in Research-Based Practices III. Foundations of Assessment IV. Foundations of Differentiated Instruction V. Applications of Differentiated Instruction VI. Demonstration of Accomplishment

12 Where Do I Start? Decide on a personal route Decide on a personal route LCS is offering Reading Endorsement classes through the Reading Developers Office. LCS is offering Reading Endorsement classes through the Reading Developers Office. Register by contacting Laura Adams at or by ing her at Register by contacting Laura Adams at or by ing her at Other options are also available for some of the competencies. See attached list. Other options are also available for some of the competencies. See attached list.


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