Reading Endorsement

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    Welcome to the Reading Endorsement Page!

    Many educators enter the Reading Endorsement process for a variety of reasons.  This process is intense and rewarding.  Professional activities and discussions throughout the endorsement process highlight reading challenges we all face in each and every one of our K-12 academic classes.

     

    Participants successfully completing the Reading Endorsement courses will have a very thorough understanding of the reading process, reading assessment, differentiating instruction in literacy, and accumulate many strategies that engage students of all levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. If you have any questions, please contact Caron.Reid@marion.k12.fl.us.

     

    CURRENT COURSES for Reading Endorsement  Competencies

    Offered Competency 1 Competency 2 Competency 3 Competency 4 Competency 5

    Fall

    September-December

       

    X

    X

    X

    Spring

    January-April

    X X   X X

    Summer

    May-August

    X X X X  

     

    The Guiding Principle of Reading Endorsement

    Teachers will understand and teach reading as an ongoing strategic process resulting in students comprehending diverse and complex text. Teachers will understand how writing, listening, and speaking support the teaching of reading, and how family involvement supports student achievement in reading.

     

    Teachers will understand that all students have instructional needs and apply the systematic problem solving process:  use data to accurately identify a problem, analyze the problem to determine why it is occurring, design and implement instruction/interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction/interventions. Teachers will understand that the problem solving process is recursive and ongoing, utilized for effective instructional decision making.


     

    Certification Requirements for Teaching Reading

    Please be aware, if you answer yes to the next two questions you may need to take the Competency 2 course for COLLEGE CREDIT, not MIP points.  MCPS courses will not satisfy this requirement.

     

    1. Do you currently hold a Temporary certificate?
    2. Did you receive an official FDOE statement of eligibility that lists “Application of research-based instructional practices in reading” OR “Foundations of research-based practices in teaching reading” as one of the deficiency items?

     

    If you answered yes to both of these questions, you should contact Dianna Thompson in Employment Services to confirm if you will need the component as college credit. If this applies to you DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE THROUGH THE Marion County Public Schools' True North Logic (TNL). The course offered through Marion County is for MIP points ONLY. 

    Certification Requirements for Teaching ESOL

    Please be aware, if you answer yes to the next two questions you may need to take the Competency 2 course for COLLEGE CREDIT, not MIP points.  MCPS courses will not satisfy this requirement.

     

    1. Do you currently hold a Temporary certificate?
    2. Did you receive an official statement of eligibility that lists “Instructional strategies for teaching students of limited English proficiency including instruction in the English language” as one of your areas of the deficiency items?

     

    If you answered yes to both of these questions, you should contact Dianna Thompson in Employment Services to confirm if you will need the component as college credit. If this applies to you DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE COURSE THROUGH THE Marion County Public Schools' True North Logic (TNL). The course offered through Marion County is for MIP points ONLY.

    • Middle or high school level reading teachers must have either a K-12 Reading Endorsement or a K-12 Reading Certification. 
    • Sixth grade teachers teaching reading to sixth grade middle school classes DO NOT need Reading Endorsement or Reading Certification if they are certified in Elementary Education K-6 or 1-6.
    • Elementary reading teachers must have either K-12 Reading Endorsement, K-12 Reading, or Elementary Education Certification.
    • Teachers with any ESE certification who teach either basic reading courses or ESE reading courses to ESE students in grades 7-12 must have K-12 Reading Endorsement or K-12 Reading Certification.
    • Teachers with any ESE certification who teach either basic reading courses or ESE reading courses to ESE students in grades K-6 must have K12 Reading Endorsement, K-12 Reading, or Elementary Education Certification in addition to their ESE coverage to be considered highly qualified.

     

    Courses Requiring Reading Certification or Endorsement

    If you teach any of the following courses, you are required to be reading certified or endorsed:

    Reading: 6-8 (ESE)

    7810020

    Life Skills Reading 9-12 (ESE)

    7910400

    M/J Reading 1

    1008010

    Reading I

    1008300

    M/J Reading 1 Advanced

    1008020

    Reading II

    1008310

    M/J Reading 2

    1008040

    Advanced Reading

    1008320

    M/J Reading 2 Advanced

    1008050

    Reading III

    1008330

    M/J Reading 3

    1008070

    Intensive Reading

    1000410

    M/J Reading 3 Advanced

    1008080

    Intensive Lang. Arts

    1000400

    M/J Intensive Reading

    1000010

    M/J Developmental Language Arts through ESOL 

    1003180

    M/J Intensive Lang. Arts

    1000000

    Developmental Language Arts through ESOL

    1002380

    Reading: 9-12 (ESE)

    7910100

     

     


    Options for Receiving the Reading Endorsement

    1. Have your transcripts reviewed at the Department of Education (DOE) and if all coursework is completed, an endorsement can be issued.
    2. Complete a College of Education endorsement program
    3. For K-6 certified teachers and K-12 certified ESE teachers ONLY, complete American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) Reading Endorsement program.  For more information, visit www.abcte.org/reading.
    4. Complete the Marion County’s Endorsement Plan (details below)

    Marion County’s Reading Endorsement Process

    The MCPS Reading Endorsement Competencies are offered to instructional personnel that hold a valid teaching certification.  Our district is now offering all five Reading Endorsement Competencies.  There are a variety of options for taking Reading Endorsement Competencies described below. 

     

    Competency I— Foundations of Reading Instruction (60 points)

    • Teachers will develop substantive understanding of six components of reading as a process: comprehension, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary.

     

    Competency 2— Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices (60 points)

    • Teachers will scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.

     

    Competency 3– Foundations of Assessment (60 points)

    • Teachers will understand how to select and administer appropriate assessments and analyze data to inform reading instruction to meet the needs of all students. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.

     

    Competency 4—Foundations and Applications of Differentiated Instruction (60 points)

    • Teachers will have a broad knowledge of students from differing profiles in order to understand and apply research-based instructional practices by differentiating process, product, and context. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.

     

    Competency 5—Demonstration of Accomplishment (60 points)

    • Teachers will, through a culminating practicum, demonstrate knowledge of the components of reading, as well as assessments and data analysis, to implement a comprehensive research-based reading plan of instruction for all students. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.

     

    More Information about the Reading Endorsement Process

    • To register for MCPS Reading Endorsement competencies access the MCPS professional growth system (TNL), enter the course and section number, and enroll in the course.  
    • Facilitators will be contacting enrolled participants at least a week in advance through MCPS email system with detailed procedures to begin the course.
    • All MCPS Reading Endorsement competencies are hybrid courses.  This means that much of the 60 hours will be spent in an online course.  Participants will also be required to attend seven, 2-hour face-to-face sessions.  Dates and times will be given at the time of registration.
    • Competencies 1, 2, and 3 can be taken in any order.  Once these courses have been successfully completed participants can take Competency 4.
    • Competency 5 must be taken last.
    • Competencies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are offered in the fall and winter semesters.
    • Only competencies 1, 2, and 3 are offered in the summer semester.  Competency 4 may be offered during the summer of 2015. 
    • Competency 5, Demonstration of Accomplishment, will only be offered during the fall and winter semesters.  This course requires participants to complete a portfolio and to invite their facilitator to observe three lessons demonstrating competency in the various areas of reading at their grade level.  Therefore, this course must be held when school is in session.  Participants must be assigned a classroom in order to fulfill these criteria.
    • PDA-ESE Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making it Explicit (Reading Endorsement Competency 4) is also offered by FDLRS (Florida Diagnostic Learning Resources System) and accepted by Marion County to fulfill Reading Endorsement requirements.  FDLRS can be reached by phone: 671-6051 or online at http://www.fdlrssprings.org/
    • NEFEC (North East Florida Educational Consortium) also offers courses for Reading Endorsement that are accepted by Marion County to fulfill Reading Endorsement requirements. Course events and registration information through NEFEC can be found at https://www.nefec.org/. If you choose to sign up for Reading Endorsement courses through NEFEC there is a cost of $300 per course.  As there are cost-free options offered through K-12 Academic Services and Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System (FDLRS) you would bear the full responsibility for all costs associated with the NEFEC course are assumed by the participant.
    • Upon satisfactory completion of all Reading Endorsement competencies a Reading Endorsement certificate will be issued.

     

    The following paperwork and payment fee to add the endorsement to your certificate must be turned in to Dianna Thompson in Employment Services:

Last Modified on February 13, 2018