Missouri Baptist University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
Missouri Baptist University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Reading 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

Total: 9-12 Hours

Special Reading Content Knowledge for Teaching

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]

Plus nine (9) hours from the following

Total: 21 Hours

Culminating Clinical Experiences

Graduate Only Courses

  • EDRD 573 - Advanced Elementary Reading Disorders Practicum
  • EDRD 583 - Advanced Secondary Reading DisordersPracticum

Total: 6 Hours


§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

1See the catalog section on Senior Permission  for information on earning graduate credit for this course.

Total: 30 Hours

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