Online Reading Teacher Endorsement

For your convenience, classes are asynchronous and can be taken wherever and whenever is right for you, allowing you the flexibility you need as a working adult.

Online Details

The Online Reading Endorsement Online Program Designed for:

  • Licensed teachers ready for advancement opportunities within their institutions.
  • Licensed teachers seeking opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Students currently pursuing their bachelor’s and licensure.

The online Reading Teacher Endorsement is offered fully online for your convenience. Classes are asynchronous and can be taken wherever and whenever is right for you, allowing you the flexibility you need as a working adult.

Advance Your Teaching Career and Earn your Reading Endorsement Online

Continue to build your teaching career with the reading endorsement online program from Illinois College. One of only two online reading endorsement programs in the state, this Illinois teaching certificate offers the opportunity for continued development. Learn the skills you need to make a positive impact in the lives of children who are struggling with reading.

Created for licensed teachers, the reading endorsement online program may be completed fully online within one year. You’ll receive unparalleled support and personalized attention from a faculty of expert educators with extensive experience in classrooms and in research who are dedicated to your academic and professional success. You’ll receive opportunities to discuss course material directly with your instructors, share ideas with classmates and complete the online reading endorsement at a pace that fits your busy schedule.

After Graduation

Teachers enrolled in the reading endorsement online program Graduate READY for the next step in their careers. After completing the teaching certificate, you’ll have the credentials required to take on more responsibilities, teach in a pull-out environment, become an interventionist for children with learning disabilities and more.

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Courses and Admissions


The reading endorsement online program from Illinois College is designed to strengthen your teaching skills and help you stand out among your professional peers. The program requires the completion of 18 semester hours. Additionally, the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Reading Teacher Test (#177) must be passed in order to earn the Reading Teacher Endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

See the full list of courses HERE.

Admission Requirements
  • Have a current teaching license or be enrolled in an approved Teacher Preparation Program
  • Have a Bachelor's degree
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  • Official transcripts of all college work completed
  • Proof of current teaching license or enrollment in a Teacher Preparation Program