Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

Reading Endorsement Programs

Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in 2003 added Reading/Literacy to the list of endorsement programs that require completion of an approved program of study. If you wish to add a reading endorsement to your teaching license, you must complete an approved program of study, complete a school- or district-based internship, and pass the Praxis II reading examination.

Twelve Oregon colleges/universities have reading endorsement programs approved by TSPC. (Links are to the Reading Endorsement information on the institution's webpage or to the Education unit if that information is not available at the website)
If you are interested in graduate-level reading/literacy courses offered by ReadOregon but do not wish to add a reading endorsement to your license, OUS institutions allow you to enroll for a maximum of 8 credits per term without applying to the graduate school. The following table indicates application procedures to take graduate-level courses leading to a Reading Endorsement at five public universities.
University Advising Contact Requires admission for
reading endorsement?
Eastern Oregon
Carol Lauritzen no  
Oregon State
Ken Winograd no Fee to file
C2 form.
Portland State
Carrol Tama yes  
Southern Oregon
Jo-Anne Lau-Smith yes  
Western Oregon
Sue Dauer yes  

ReadOregon is a consortium of five Colleges/Schools of Education of the Oregon University System
in cooperation with OUS Departments of Distance and Continuing Education.
The ReadOregon programs were developed with grant funds from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Dept. of Education

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