The Reading Interventionist program enhances instructional skills in the area of reading, provides the knowledge and experience base needed to serve as a reading specialist, and prepares candidates for the TSPC required reading test. This concentration allows teachers to add the Reading Interventionist endorsement to an existing license with the addition of a practicum and with the passing of the Praxis II Reading exam (5301).
There are three pathways that candidates can progress through the Reading Interventionist Endorsement program offered at Concordia University.
Pathway 1: The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Reading Endorsement concentration is a graduate program offered to candidates who already possess a teaching license and are seeking the added Reading endorsement in Oregon or Washington. Candidates earn the M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction: Reading Endorsement.
Pathway 2: Candidates outside the Oregon/Washington area are eligible to complete the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Reading Non-Endorsement program. The course progression is identical in both programs; however, the non-endorsement program does not include the practicum for licensure.
Pathway 3: Candidates may elect to complete only the Reading endorsement components of the degree and earn the Reading Interventionist certificate. This is a graduate level certificate for teachers seeking to add the Reading endorsement to their existing teaching license in Oregon or Washington.
Reading Interventionist Courses
EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading (3)
EDRD 552 Fostering Engagement and Reading for Meaning through Young Adult and Children s Literature (3)
EDRD 553 Advanced Techniques for Teaching Reading (3)
EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy (3)
EDRD 555 Organization and Management of Reading Programs (3)
To complete the endorsement in Reading:
EDRD 550 Reading Interventionist Practicum (2)
TOTAL semester credits (15-17)
- Educational Resource Scholarship to help offset the cost of textbooks and technology
- Alumni of ANY Lutheran College or University District Partners Receive 20% Off Tuition
- $2,500 or $4,000 AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni grant
What Concordia University graduates bring to the classroom
Jennifer McCalley, interim principal at Faubion School PK-8, talks about the many abilities teachers educated at Concordia University bring to the classroom from day one including experience, classroom management, technology skills, and adaptability.
[The instructors] challenged you to perform your very best. They were also very accessible.
— Wheeler Brown