Reading Endorsement Areas of Competency

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.

Adding a WA State Reading Endorsement

  1. Completion of an approved Reading Endorsement course of study (25 course credits).
  2. Successfully pass the NES Reading test

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