Reading Endorsement Certificate

The Reading Endorsement Certificate is built for K-12 teachers seeking added education in reading in order to make a greater impact on students and achieve career goals.

The Reading Endorsement Certificate is a Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) approved program, in which educators who hold a currently valid Florida Temporary or Professional Certificate can earn a Reading Endorsement. Educators who are interested in hosting interns must hold a Reading Endorsement.

Within the FGCU COE online courses, you will develop your ability to assess literary performance in K-12 classrooms, explore differentiated instruction and strategies proven to be effective with struggling readers, and understand how to present reading to your students as a process of constructing meaning.

You will engage in a series of specialized courses that emphasize informal literacy assessments in reading; teach you how to utilize approaches, materials and procedures for integrating reading and writing into content areas; and much more. In addition to our vigorous core and focused curriculum, you will participate in one reading practicum that applies your cumulative development.


Required Courses (15 credits) 

RED 6540 Assessment in Literacy (3)
RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)
RED 6545 Vocabulary & Word Study (3)
RED 6656 Instruc Struggling Readers (3)
RED 6846 Practicum (3)


This online Reading Endorsement Certificate prepares you for roles such as:

  • Reading Specialist
  • Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
  • Reading Instructional Coordinator