reading READING ENDORSEMENT


For Florida Educators

Florida Reading Endorsement


Schultz offers online Reading Endorsement courses for Florida educators to meet the demands for highly-qualified teachers as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Florida Department of Education requirements under the Just Read, Florida Initiative, and the changes to HB 7069 for Reading Instructions and Intervention. The five 60-hour competency online Reading Endorsement courses for Florida educators are facilitated and offered via Blackboard for the low fee of just $185 per course.

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 $185 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




Winter
Registration Deadline: Jan 03, 2020
Start: Jan 06, 2020
End: Mar 29, 2020

12 weeks / 60 hours / $185 per course


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For More Information




Contact Stacy Thomas at thomass@schultzcenter.org or via phone at (904) 348-5156.

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

Per section 1012.575, F.S., only school districts have statutory authority to have state approved add-on endorsement programs whereby teachers can complete the endorsement requirements via inservice points. All other (including non-public) school teachers can add an endorsement to their certificate, but only through the college credit route. Private school teachers may take the “endorsement” courses offered for inservice points, but they won’t be able to use them to add the endorsement to their certificate.