- 19 total semester credit hours
- Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
- Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
- 4 clinical practica (4 sem. cr.)
- Virtual Field Experience (VFE®)
- Completion and review of ePortfolio
Estimated time to completion is 12 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call your enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Walden is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer a program leading to the K-12 reading endorsement. Candidates must pass the required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) before Walden can recommend candidates to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) for the reading endorsement. The MTLE is offered exclusively in the United States. MDE is solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing endorsements and candidates are responsible for completing any other Minnesota requirements beyond completion of Walden’s state-approved program.
Individuals interested in a reading endorsement in states other than Minnesota may qualify for the endorsement by virtue of completing a state-approved endorsement program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. In most cases, candidates do not need to qualify for the Minnesota endorsement. In the case where candidates are required to obtain the Minnesota endorsement before applying to their state, their current (initial) teaching license must be deemed equivalent to a comparable Minnesota initial license before the endorsement will be granted. This program is not approved for endorsement as a reading leader, reading specialist, etc.
Individuals enrolling internationally must be supervised by a teacher with a valid state teaching license, and must check that the program is accepted by their state for an endorsement to their current license.
Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.
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