Washington State's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education, requires specific academic courses that will be covered in the reading endorsement coursework for each of the following six paths:
1.0 OSPI Common Core: Foundational Knowledge
Candidates have knowledge of the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
2.0 OSPI Common Core: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the assessment/evaluation/instruction cycle and how to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
3.0 OSPI Common Core: Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Materials
Candidates have knowledge of a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
4.0 OSPI Common Core: Creating a Literate Environment
Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials and the appropriate use of assessments.
5.0 OSPI Common Core: Professional Development
Candidates view professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.
6.0 OSPI Common Core: Instructional Methodology (Demonstration)
Candidates demonstrate a deep understanding of the pedagogical knowledge and practice specific to the teaching of reading and writing.