Online Reading Teacher Endorsement

Program Details

Next Start Date
October 24
Est. Program Length
1 year
Major Credit Hours
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit

With unlimited transfer credits allowed, your costs may be less

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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.

The Reading Endorsement Online Program is 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.


Suzanne Kell | Reading Teacher Endorsement

Suzanne Kell

Education Background

  • BA in Elementary Education – Early Childhood Education | Eastern Illinois University
  • M.Ed. in Reading and Literacy | Walden University
  • Reading Recovery Training | National Louis University

Field Experience

  • 25+ years elementary school experience (K-2)
  • 12 years as a reading interventionist (K-3)

Teaching Style

  • I strongly believe in hands-on learning with small strategy groups.
  • I follow the model “I Do, We Do, You Do.”

Favorite Class to Teach

  • Anything literacy related — especially at the K-2 level!
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Courses and Admissions

6 Total core courses in program

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).


Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the online Reading Teacher Endorsement program, applicants must:

  • Have a current teaching license or be enrolled in an approved Teacher Preparation Program
  • Have a Bachelor's degree

How to Apply

Candidates must submit:

  • An online application
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  • Official transcripts of all high school and/or college work completed
  • Proof of current teaching license or enrollment in a Teacher Preparation Program


At Illinois College, we feature a high-quality education at a price you can afford. See how your past academic credentials can help you make the most of your college education.

Curriculum ComponentCostTotal*
Tuition (18 credit hours)$375 per credit hour$6,750
Fees (2 terms)$25 per term$50

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Why Illinois College?

  • Take the fast track.

    You can earn an online Teacher Endorsement in 12 months.

  • Career readiness.

    Prepare for real-world success through a comprehensive curriculum filled with case studies, industry examples and more.

  • A comprehensive curriculum.

    The online Teacher Endorsement curriculum combines theory, practical field experience and research to deliver a well-rounded academic experience.

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