Online reading endorsement

Reading. Reading for pleasure. Reading for education. Reading to understand. We can all agree that reading is a fundamental building block for knowledge.

In support of the Ohio Reading Endorsement Program, Bluffton is offering a completely online reading endorsement program and providing 15-hours of instruction for the price of 12. Teachers of all grade levels and subjects will obtain the skills to identify the reading skills of students and ability to apply this knowledge for their student's benefit.

Bluffton's program, which meets the Third Grade Reading Guarantee criteria and is aligned with the State of Ohio's Reading Endorsement, is added to a current teaching certificate or license. Teachers must have a valid teaching certificate or license and 12 credits in reading core (ECE/IS/MC majors) or 9 credits (AYA/multiage majors) to enroll in the online reading endorsement program.  Assistance is provided for those who do not meet the reading core prerequisite.

Bluffton's program

  • Completely online, log on at your convenience
  • Five 3-semester hour courses
  • State required fieldwork incorporated into the classes
  • Complete in a few as two semesters
  • Courses are not sequential, begin at any point
  • Take 15 hours of classes for the price of 12.
    Your final 3-hour class is free

Upon completion of the program, students in the online reading endorsement program must pass the appropriate state required exam and apply to the state for the Reading Endorsement.