For educators who want to add a specific area of expertise to their teaching license, Walden’s Reading K-12 Endorsement program is designed to broaden your teaching capabilities and prepare you as a skilled reading and literacy instructor.*

In this graduate-level program, you will:

  • Explore how to diagnose reading difficulties using a variety of literacy assessments.
  • Learn how to design and deliver effective literacy instruction to a diverse student population.
  • Discover how to collaborate with parents, staff, and other stakeholders to implement literacy-related initiatives.
  • Participate in supervised fieldwork to prepare for the specific challenges of reading instruction.
  • Benefit from curriculum informed by the International Reading Association, the latest reading research, and Dr. Dorothy Strickland, one of the foremost literacy experts.

The Reading K–12 Endorsement program at Walden takes you beyond teaching basic literacy skills to practices that engage students in active reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing. Through this endorsement program, you can earn a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) with a specialization in Reading and Literacy with a Reading K–12 Endorsement by taking four additional courses.

Gain a general understanding of the guidelines and requirements of the Reading K-12 Endorsement program with the Reading K-12 Endorsement Candidate Guidebook (abridged version). After you download the guidebook, please call 1-866-492-5336 to speak with your enrollment advisor for assistance in reviewing the information.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Licensure Preparation & Endorsement Preparation

    If your goal is to teach in a classroom or become a principal, Walden offers specific licensure and endorsement preparation programs designed to help you get there.

    If your goal is to teach in a classroom or become a principal, our specific licensure and endorsement preparation programs are designed to help you get there. Learn More


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