Missouri Baptist University 2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    Oct 03, 2023  
Missouri Baptist University 2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Reading Add-On (Grades K-12) Certification

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CIP Code: 13.1315

NOTE: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires that candidates seeking this endorsement hold a valid Missouri permanent or professional certificate of license to teach and have at least two (2) years of classroom teaching experience.

Beginning August 1, 2017, candidates must be recommended for certification in Special Reading K-12 by an educator preparation program. A content area assessment is under consideration for development and may be required for certification in the future.

Professional Requirements

  • PSYC 333 - Child Psychology§
  • PSYC 343 - Adolescent Psychology§
  • Semester Hours: Three
  • EDSP 463/563 - Individual Diagnostic and Classroom Assessment

Total: 9-12 Hours

Total: 21 Hours

*Minimum of 12 semester hours from the following, one of which must be Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities, with at least two courses at the graduate level [candidates may not repeat courses taken at the 400-level (or their equivalents) at the 500-level]

Total: 6 Hours

Graduate Only


§May be met with a three semester hour combined course in Child and Adolescent Psychology such as PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development OR PSYC 553 Advanced Human Development 

Total: 36-39 Hours

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