reading READING ENDORSEMENT


For Florida Educators

Florida Reading Endorsement


The K-12 Reading Endorsement will enable Florida educators to meet the demands for highly-qualified teachers in reading, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and by the Florida Department of Education requirements under the Just Read, Florida initiative. Teachers who instruct secondary students in reading or K-5 teachers teaching elementary reading courses who do not hold a Florida Elementary Education certificate are required to earn 300 hours of specialized in-service training.

Reading Courses


The competencies are designed to be taken in numerical order due to the scaffolding of the courses building on prior knowledge. All Schultz Center K-12 Reading Add-on Endorsement trainers hold the required reading endorsement or certification. Each class is $205 for 60 hours of training and is facilitated online via Blackboard.

Competency 1

Foundations in Language and Cognition

60 points

One of five components for reading endorsement (K-12), this offers understanding of how to use scientifically based research to address the prevention, identification, and remediation of reading difficulties to increase performance. This 60 hour course will count towards the 300 hour Florida Reading Endorsement.


Competency 2

Foundations of Research-Based Practices

60 points

The focus of Competency 2 is on research-based qualities of effective reading instruction, Florida’s formula for effective approaches to teaching reading, assessment, and teacher growth in reading. This 60 hour course will count toward the 300 hour K-12 Florida Reading Endorsement.


Competency 3

Foundations of Assessment

60 points

Participants will acquire meaningful knowledge of “Foundations of Assessment.” Participants will be able to 1) develop a portfolio of formal and informal assessments, 2) interpret and analyze the date, 3) demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, administration, and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative instructional assessment, 4) utilize assessment information for appropriate instruction. This 60 hour course will count toward the 300 hour Florida Reading Endorsement.


Competency 4

Foundations of Differentiation

60 points

This training will provide teachers and administrators with knowledge and skills to identify the needs of students with differing profiles and use this knowledge for instructional decision making to meet the needs of all students. Participants will gain an understanding of how to prescribe, differentiate instruction, and utilize appropriate strategies and materials from scientifically-based reading research in order to address prevention, identification, and remediation. This 60 hour course will count towards the 300 hour Florida Reading Endorsement.


Competency 5

Practicum

60 points

One of five components for reading endorsement (K-12), this offers understanding of how to use scientifically based research to address the prevention, identification, and remediation of reading difficulties to increase performance. This 60 hour course will count towards the 300 hour Florida Reading Endorsement.


Course Schedule




Summer
Jun. 26, 2017 – Sep. 17, 2017
*Except for Competency V

Fall
Sep. 11, 2017 – Dec. 10, 2017


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For More Information




Contact Lisa Robbins at robbinsl@schultzcenter.org or via phone at (904) 348-7277.

 

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Schultz Center is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.