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.

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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 and may be part of the Master's Degree Program. The Reading Program can also be a part of the Rank I/Plus 30 requirements. See the "Forms and Manuals" section to review checksheets for specific course requirements. All applicants must hold a valid elementary, junior high/middle school, or secondary license.

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.

All Masters candidates must first attend a Graduate education informational session or watch the screencast on the overall Master's information.

The Reading Teacher License Program features a rolling application process.

  1. Download the appropriate check sheet regarding the Reading Program.
  2. Watch the appropriate Screen Cast related to the Reading Program (at bottom of this page).
  3. Complete the online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to the program; if you are currently attending or have attended IU in the past, please indicate so on the application--the fee will be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Records Specialist, Mary Ann Wild: 812/941.2388, mwild@ius.edu.                                                                                               
  4. On the "Uploads" tab, submit a brief statement that includes teaching experience, why you are interested in the Reading concentration or the Reading License Program, and address the SOE Dispositions.
  5. 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, the letter may be mailed directly to our Records Specialist at the address below.
  6. Also on the "Uploads" tab, submit a copy of your current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (An emergency permit/license is not acceptable.)
  7. Send by mail (or drop off) to our Records Specialist official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than any IU school. A 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework is required; 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, Records Specialist
    Hillside Hall 108A
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150

View descriptions of our courses to learn specific information about the class. Most of the course descriptions list the number of credit hours earned and any prerequisites for the class. Please see the Bulletin for more detailed information.

  

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Susan Ridout
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sridout@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2367
Office Location: HH 0012
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