Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Please find below detailed information for the Reading K-12 Endorsement program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.
Program Completion Rate
Median Loan Debt
Occupations— This program generally prepares students for the types of occupations listed below. For more information on these specific occupations, visit www.onetonline.org.
In addition to this list, there are other career options that graduates of this program may choose to pursue. To enter certain professions, students may need to satisfy specific additional requirements established by state and/or professional organizations in addition to completing their program.
View examples of our student and alumni accomplishments in their chosen fields.
|Elementary and Middle School Teachers
|Secondary School Teachers
*The “occupation name” is a general job title. “Occupation code” refers to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Standard Occupation Classification.
Program Completion—The program completion rate for July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, is not available because this program was not yet offered.
Program Costs—The total program costs are the estimated average costs over the duration of the program, excluding any scholarship or tuition reductions, for students completing the program on time. These costs can vary based on the number of credits. Typically, tuition and fees are subject to change annually.
|Tuition and Fees
|Books and Supplies
|Room and Board
View cost per credit in the Tuition and Fees section.
Median Loan Debt—The median loan debt for July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, is not available because this program was not yet offered.
Developing literacy is an educational priority and a moral imperative in every classroom, school, and district. Walden’s Reading K–12 Endorsement program is designed to help teaching professionals develop the knowledge and skills to become a licensed reading instructor.
This graduate-level program can help prepare you for a variety of positions,* including:
- Elementary, Middle School and Secondary School Reading Teacher
For assistance in deciding which program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1- 866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
As a student in Walden’s Minnesota state-approved Reading K–12 Endorsement program,* you will participate in four, one-credit clinical experience courses in tandem with your online coursework. During these courses, you will be required to spend a minimum of 15 hours in classrooms working with K–12 students. The hours can be spread out across eight weeks.
If you are currently teaching, two of the clinical experiences can take place in a grade-level setting where you currently teach (e.g. elementary, middle, or high school), which meets Minnesota criteria for licensure. The other two courses must occur at the other levels.
These practica provide you with opportunities to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a real-world, hands-on setting. You will work with a cooperating teacher who holds current credentials in the licensure area that you are pursuing to coordinate this practicum experience. A Walden faculty supervisor will observe and evaluate you during your practicum.
To learn more about this practicum experience, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
*Not applicable in all states. Walden University’s endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching for endorsement or add-on licensure in Minnesota. Candidates for this program must already hold a valid K–12 teaching license. Walden’s enrollment advisors can provide individuals with guidelines and other information about endorsements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with the out-of-state endorsement requirements for the state in which he or she seeks to be endorsed.
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.