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.