Why Study the Reading Teacher License Program?

The Reading Teacher License Program prepares literacy leaders of tomorrow. While some program completers choose to use their new-found expertise in their own classrooms, others choose to become Reading Coaches or other specialized Reading Teachers.

The Reading Teacher License Program at IU Southeast offers interested candidates a licensure program to receive their reading teacher certification. The Reading Teacher License Program prepares literacy leaders of tomorrow. While some program completers choose to use their new-found expertise in their own classrooms, others choose to become Reading Coaches or other specialized Reading Teachers.

The program requires 24 credit hours that can “fit” into the overall master’s degree program. The Reading Program can also be a part of the Rank I/Plus 30 requirements. All applicants must hold a valid teaching license.

  • Applicants must hold a valid elementary, junior high/middle school, or secondary license.
  • Applicants should expect program coursework to take two to three years to complete.
  • Most class offerings for the Reading License Program are held during summer sessions.

    For candidates admitted after 7/15/2011, a two-year gap in coursework will require a new application for re-admission into any graduate program, and a mandatory meeting with a program advisor. The re-admitted candidate must then comply with any new program requirements, if any.

Admission Requirements

The Reading Teacher License Program features a rolling application process.

  1. Attend a mandatory program advising session.* Dates may be found here…link to calendar? Submit completed paper Reading License Application Form (distributed at the advising session, either at the end of the advising session or mailed to the address below.)
  2. Complete online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Record Specialist.

    Mary Ann Wild
    Record Specialist
    Phone: (812) 941-2388

  3. In the Personal Statement area of the online application, upload a brief statement that includes teaching experience and why you are interested in the Reading License. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school.
  4. Submit one letter of reference from a school authority who knows your capabilities regarding literacy. Use the Recommendation Tab on the online application to submit electronically. If desired, letter may be mailed directly to Records Specialist at the address below.
  5. Submit copy of current teaching license or state of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)
  6. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A required 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework, or if no graduate work a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate coursework is required.

    Please send all completed materials to:
    IU Southeast School of Education
    Mary Ann Wild, Record Specialist
    Hillside Hall 0024
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150
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