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Reading Specialist Endorsement - Arizona Department of Education, Endorsement
Requirements Accordion Open
After you have completed the appropriate courses, you can obtain the endorsement by applying directly to the Arizona Department of Education. To receive an endorsement, you must also be certified to teach elementary, secondary, or special education; the endorsement alone does not certify you to teach in Arizona. All endorsements are granted through the Arizona Department of Education.
Visit the Arizona Department of Education Educator Certification website for more information and access to the applications for endorsements.
Overview Accordion Closed
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||24|
Prepares student for Arizona Endorsement.
Details Accordion Closed
Arizona Endorsement Requirements
For the K-8 State Endorsement, you must have:
- A valid Arizona Teaching Certificate in Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Education
- Three years of classroom experience
Graduate reading courses (24 units)
- ECI 531 (3 units)
- ECI 661 (3 units)
- ECI 687 (3 units)
- ECI 551 (3 units)
You may take reading endorsement courses as part of a Master's degree program. You may also take them independently.
You must take these courses in a designated sequence.
Courses applied toward the Reading Endorsement must be in addition to those used to fulfill the requirements of the initial provisional or standard teaching certificate.