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Welcome to the Reading Endorsement Program for Teachers!

The Reading Endorsement can be added only to an existing standard teaching certificate/license, and is for grades K-12. To obtain the Reading Teacher Endorsement, candidates must have taken the required twelve hours in the teaching of reading as outlined by the State of Ohio Licensure Requirements. These may be taken at the graduate or undergraduate level.

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What will you be learning?

We offer advanced coursework to give you the knowledge and experience that you need!

EDT 605 (3 hours)
ADVANCED STUDY IN READING/LANGUAGE ARTS 

This course is designed to provide teachers the opportunity to extend their knowledge of the reading/language arts processes and the principles underlying effective instruction. Key concepts are drawn from recent research and theory in language learning, developmental reading research, and research describing the literacy processes of children.

EDT 606 (3 hours)
ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION OF READING DIFFICULTIES

This course is the study of formal and informal diagnostic tests and procedures for identifying reading strengths and weaknesses with applications for reading programs. Candidates must register for EDT 607 the next semester. Prerequisite(s): EDT 605 or EDT 610.

EDT 607 (3 hours)
PRACTICUM IN READING INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES

In this course the candidate will apply knowledge of informal and formal evaluation instruments for diagnosing reading ability and disability and their causes with students and to plan appropriate intervention experiences for those students. Laboratory portion of EDT 606. This course must be taken the semester immediately following EDT 606. Prerequisite(s): EDT 606.

EDT 650 (3 hours)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHER LEADERS

This course is a study of existing and emerging models of professional development designed to provide classroom teachers with opportunities to assume new leadership roles and responsibilities in the school community.

Teacher Education Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service on behalf of students, institution, professions and communities. Let us know how we can help you today.

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Bowman, Ph.D., Connie L.

Chair, Department of Teacher Education, and Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Adams, Ed.D., Shauna M.

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Early LearningFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Bombeck Center
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Apisa, Carolyn 

Clinical Administrator to the Middle Childhood Program and Liaison to Student TeachersPart-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Arnold, Ph.D., Jacqualine (Jackie) M.

Clinical FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Baldwin, Ed.D., Joni L.

Associate Professor and Faculty Consultant for the Center for Early LearningFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Bombeck Center
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Bogard, Treavor 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Collins, Tracy A.

Educational Field Office CoordinatorStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Collopy, Ph.D., Rachel M.B.

Associate Professor of EducationFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Comingore, Joy L.

Early Childhood Curriculum and Clinical Specialist AdjunctSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Bombeck Center, Teacher Education
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Cooper, Carla R.

Educational Placement SpecialistStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Coovert, Kerry C.

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Engelhardt, Elizabeth M.

Clinical FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Falk, Ph.D., Thomas M.

Visiting FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences
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Gallagher, Ph.D., Colleen E.

Clinical Faculty, Director of TESOL ProgramsFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Hart, Patricia M.

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Herrelko, Ed.D., NBCT, Janet M.

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Hunn, Ph.D., Diana M.

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Idzakovich, Nancy L.

Adjunct Professor & Clinical Administrator for the Early Childhood Education Licensure ProgramAdjunct, Part-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Kelly, Mary  Kay

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Kinnucan-Welsch, Ed.D., Kathryn A.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning and Community PartnershipsFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Office of the Dean
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Lasley, Ph.D., Thomas J. 

Professor & Executive Director, EDventionFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Doctorate of Educational Leadership
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Lawless Frank, Katie 

Visiting ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Mathes, Connie R.

Lecturer in Teacher EducationFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Evans, Ph.D., Lesley A.

Teacher-in-ResidenceFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Meyer, Martha L.

Adjunct FacultyPart-Time Faculty, AdjunctSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Middleton, Anita M.

Administrative Assistant for the Undergraduate Teacher Education ProgramStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Mize, Sharon A.

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Nenonene, Rochonda L.

First Year Experience Coordinator and Program Director, Urban Teacher AcademyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Ponder, Brenda L.

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Richards, Stephen B.

Associate Professor Full-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Robinson, Delores C.

Clinical AdministratorPart-Time Faculty, StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Sableski, Mary-Kate 

Clinical Administrator, Graduate Reading ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Scheuermann, George W.

Clinical Faculty, IS ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Watras, Ph.D., Joseph L.

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Teacher Education
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White, John J.

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Are you ready for the program?

The Reading Endorsement Program is designed for licensed teachers at work in their field. To apply to the program, you must have a valid teaching license and you must have completed 12 hours in teaching of reading as required by the State of Ohio:

  • EDT 600 Reading Methods
  • EDT 601 Phonics, Spelling, & Vocabulary
  • EDT 602 Critical Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDT 603 Foundations of Literacy through Literature

Not sure? Have questions? We want to hear from you!

Department of Teacher Education
School of Education & Health Sciences
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469

Treavor Bogard, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
937-229-3302 

For enrollment and procedural questions, please contact:

Gina Seiter
Graduate Program Advisor
937-229-3103

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