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ReadOregon Online Reading Endorsement

ReadOregon is a collaborative program between five universities in the Oregon University System—Eastern Oregon UniversityOregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and Western Oregon University—in cooperation with OUS Departments of Distance and Continuing Education.

ReadOregon consists of three distance education options available to teachers statewide:

  • Reading Specialist Endorsement Program: graduate-level, distance-delivered 24-credit reading specialist endorsement program with required supervised practicum. Teachers must successfully complete the program of study and pass the Praxis II exam in Reading in order to add the Reading Specialist endorsement to their existing teaching license.
  • Literacy Education Certificate of Literacy: graduate-level, distance-delivered, 12-credit literacy education certificate of completion for general classroom teachers.
  • Professional development: for classroom teachers not interested in the full 24-credit endorsement or 12-credit certificate or those looking to complete continuing licensure professional development requirements

ReadOregon courses are designed to be used toward a reading specialist endorsement, a concentration in amaster's degree program, and/or a component of your professional development in the content area of literacy.

Program benefits
Online course delivery accommodates the schedules of busy teachers. The collaborative nature of the of the program ensures high quality, accessibility, and regular availability of courses and alignment with Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and International Reading Association (IRA) standards. ReadOregon reading endorsement was approved by TSPC, in August 2003.

Program goal 
The goal of both the on-campus Literacy Education course of study and the ReadOregon Endorsement program is to improve the reading abilities of students in Oregon's schools.

Click here for information on available scholarships, financial aid, and estimated program costs.