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Online Reading Endorsement

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Gain advanced teaching skills

100% online

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per credit $824
  • Credit hours 9

Program Benefits

  • Fully online
  • No application fee
  • Test scores are not required
  • Pair with an online education degree

Add an impressive credential to your teaching toolkit

Want to hone your skills in teaching reading and take your career to the next level? From here, you can.

In Brenau’s online Reading Endorsement program, you will explore content areas and issues in reading. With this advanced credential, you’ll expand your career opportunities as you learn to engage students with leading-edge teaching skills.

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Advance your teaching career with reading expertise

With Brenau’s online Reading Endorsement, you can utilize your new skills as an outstanding teacher or education administrator. Not only are these positions incredibly rewarding — the need for teachers is growing steadily.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment in education occupations will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031, adding about 658,200 new jobs.1

100% online classes

Nine total credit hours

Three courses

In Brenau’s online Reading Endorsement program, you’ll explore reading in several teaching content areas, identify reading issues that students can face and practice correcting reading difficulties.

Reading Endorsement courses

  • ED 643 Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 741 Issues in Reading
  • ED 744 Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties

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No application fee

No test scores required

Brenau University’s online Reading Endorsement is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution, have a Level Four teaching certificate and have one or more years of teaching experience.

Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$824 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in an education that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, this endorsement is eligible for financial aid when paired with a degree program.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

Coursework in the online Reading Endorsement program is taught by faculty who listen to the concerns and needs of working teachers. We continually update the curriculum to reflect today’s teaching environments.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online Reading Endorsement, you can:

  • Learn the latest and most relevant topics in courses specifically targeted to your areas of interest.
  • Build your skillset and help improve student lives.
  • Advance your career by advancing your capabilities.
  • Thrive in small classes, which allow you to work directly with faculty members who have experience working as public and private school teachers and administrators.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Brandi Worsham

Brandi Worsham, PhD, Chair of Initial Certification Programs and Associate Professor of Education

Faculty Spotlight

Brandi Worsham is an associate professor of Education and department chair of Initial Certification Programs at Brenau University. Dr. Worsham teaches courses focused on math methods, middle school education and ESOL. She is a former middle school mathematics teacher with 10 years of experience teaching sixth and eighth grades. She earned a PhD in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia in 2015.

Dr. Worsham has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), and has several publications related to middle school education and the professional development of teachers. Her research interests include middle school education, mathematics education, the preparation of teacher candidates and the professional development of teachers. In her spare time, Dr. Worsham is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors or traveling with her family.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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You can complete the program in as little as one year. To see the curriculum, view our program page.

Tuition is $824 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete nine credit hours for a total tuition of $7,416. You can review all costs on our program page.

You do not need to provide test scores to apply for this endorsement program.

The requirements for the online Reading Endorsement program are:

  • A completed online application
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A level 4 teaching certificate
  • Minimum one year of full-time teaching experience
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Official transcripts from each school you’ve attended
  • Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae

You’ll complete nine credit hours to earn this endorsement.

You’ll complete three courses to earn this endorsement. You can learn more about the coursework on our program page.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2023, from