(If previously completed coursework includes a phonics course or its equivalent, a 3 credit hour waiver will be approved for MCED 50005)
The Ohio Department of Education requires the "Teaching Reading" Specialty Area Test of the Praxis II exam for the Reading Endorsement. Most students take this test after their coursework is completed. A summary of the exam, including general content information, registration information and information about scoring and reports, is available at http://www.ets.org/praxis/. (Please note that Kent State University cannot process a request to the state of Ohio for the Reading Endorsement without test scores).
Kent State University works in partnership with school districts to facilitate off-campus professional development programming for educators in the field. Off-campus cohorts offer reduced graduate tuition for courses instructed at a convenient location within the district. Generally, two courses are offered per term, allowing the Reading Endorsement to be completed in approximately one year.