Reading Endorsement Certificate


The Reading Endorsement Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of teachers K-12 who want to increase their effectiveness in the teaching of reading. This program addresses the needs expressed by Governor Bush and the Florida State Department of Education. The program includes five classes which will provide an in depth view of reading research, theory and the application on sound and current scientific research.

Completion of the required 15 credit hours qualifies individuals with a current FL teaching certificate to earn the Florida Reading Endorsement. Please contact Endorsement coordinator James R. King for further information.

Course Location/Delivery

This certificate is offered fully-online as well as the Tampa and Sarasota campuses.

Admission Requirements

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and teacher certification.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:


None are required.


15 credit hours



Time Limit

Student must comply with standard rules for graduate students

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Danielle V. Dennis
(813) 974-3460
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Julie Schenk
(813) 974-3248
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