PreK-12 Reading Instruction Certificate

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The University of Cincinnati offers reduced tuition rates for PreK-12 teachers to enhance their current credentials through our Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate program. Our online graduate certificate in PreK-12 Reading Instruction is a great fit for you if you wish to broaden your understanding of the social, cultural and language factors that contribute to a person's ability to read and write in a first or second language. Recent graduates have found careers as teachers for PreK-12 aged students in school and non-public school settings.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will have:

  • Experience in assessment and evaluation of reading and writing difficulties and critical analysis of classical and current research in literacy
  • Experience with evidenced-based practices that support students at differing stages of PreK - 12 reading development
  • Credentials that satisfy the coursework requirements for the Ohio Department of Education's Reading Endorsement

Curriculum Information

PreK-12 Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate Courses

  • LSLS 7026 Literacy Learning and Instruction PreK - 12
  • LSLS 7028 Literacy Assessment, Instruction and Practicum I
  • LSLS 7029 Literacy Assessment, Instruction and Practicum II
  • LSLS 7031 Principles of Organizing a Literacy Curriculum
  • LSLS 7054 Literacy as a Linguistic and Cultural Tool


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.  

This program will cost $15,218 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ {N/A--Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students} of debt.

Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Ohio

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