Reading Education Endorsement

Total Credit Hours: 8-9          Format: Online

 

The Reading Endorsement is an online program specifically for PreK-12 classroom teachers wishing to add expertise to their current State of Georgia Teacher Certification. The endorsement is designed to help meet the literacy needs of the students, regardless of content area. The program meets the competencies required by the Professional Standards Commission’s Georgia Reading Endorsement. Emphases include understanding readers and the reading process, linking assessment and instruction, and exploring specific instructional strategies that can be applied in individual classroom contexts.

 


Department of Teacher Education Website

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

For semester deadlines also visit the VSU GOML Calendar.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Educators will be admitted to this program with the same criteria as used for on-campus, non-degree programs.  Students already enrolled in a degree program who are eligible and also wish to pursue this endorsement do not need to apply. Please consult your advisor. Other applicants must meet these requirements.  Note: courses taken as a non-degree student may not qualify for financial aid.

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOL

Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School  Academic transcript for an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Clear/ Renewable Teaching Certificate

  • Must be pursuing or hold a renewable, professional educator certificate to be eligible for this endorsement program.  An endorsement field can only be added to a clear, renewable Geargia educator certificate.

Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu  
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Completion Requirements Page

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

Retention, Dismissal, & Readmission Policies Page

Total Credit Hours: 8-9          Format: Online

 

The Reading Endorsement is an online program specifically for PreK-12 classroom teachers wishing to add expertise to their current State of Georgia Teacher Certification. The endorsement is designed to help meet the literacy needs of the students, regardless of content area. The program meets the competencies required by the Professional Standards Commission’s Georgia Reading Endorsement. Emphases include understanding readers and the reading process, linking assessment and instruction, and exploring specific instructional strategies that can be applied in individual classroom contexts.

 


Department of Teacher Education Website

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

For semester deadlines also visit the VSU GOML Calendar.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Educators will be admitted to this program with the same criteria as used for on-campus, non-degree programs.  Students already enrolled in a degree program who are eligible and also wish to pursue this endorsement do not need to apply. Please consult your advisor. Other applicants must meet these requirements.  Note: courses taken as a non-degree student may not qualify for financial aid.

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOL

Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School  Academic transcript for an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Clear/ Renewable Teaching Certificate

  • Must be pursuing or hold a renewable, professional educator certificate to be eligible for this endorsement program.  An endorsement field can only be added to a clear, renewable Geargia educator certificate.

Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu  
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Completion Requirements Page

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

Retention, Dismissal, & Readmission Policies Page

The Graduate School
  • Converse Hall
    Suite 3100
    1500 N. Patterson St.
    Valdosta, GA. 31698
  • Mailing Address
    1500 N. Patterson St.
    Valdosta, GA 31698
  • Phone: 229.333.5694
  • Fax: 229.245.3853
  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
    Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM