Certificate Program

Ohio Reading Endorsement Online

Are you looking for the flexibility of adding the Ohio Reading Endorsement to your credentials entirely online? The P-12 program is designed for candidates who wish to focus on positions as reading teachers at all grade levels and with all students.

Start in March or May and finish this summer!

Become qualified to teach in Ohio's third grade reading guarantee program. 


Online Reading Endorsement Online

Advance Your Career

  • Reading specialists
  • Literacy coach
  • Secondary reading teacher
  • Reading intervention specialistsQM LearnerSupport CertMark 2019 web


  • 5 courses (15 hrs)
  • Estimate- $6,750
  • Financial aid available
  • Finish in under a year
  • Tuition calculator (select eCampus)

Program Benefits

  • Start in March or May and finish this summer!
  • Four start dates throughout the year
  • 100% online
  • Advance your career
  • Enhance your credentials
  • Advance your professional knowledge

Course Requirements


EDTL 6210 – Literacy: Theories and Applications
EDTL 6260 - Role of Phonics and Word Recognition in Reading and Instruction
EDTL 6200 - Content Literacy P-12
EDTL 6220 – Classroom Literacy Assessment and Intervention
EDTL 6280 – Practicum in Literacy Intervention
*Take the OAE Reading test (038, 039) AFTER you have completed EDTL 6280

Steps to Apply


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

Apply Online


(a) Current Educator license (b) complete Baccalaureate degree, and (c) completion of 9-12 prerequisite hours of reading course work, depending on current license held.

The  P-12 Reading Endorsement includes 15 graduate credit hours. In addition to completing these courses, candidates must pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators Reading Subtest I (038) and Reading Subtest II (039) to obtain the  P-12 Reading Endorsement. Once course requirements are complete, candidates will need to submit the following to the EDHD Office of Accreditation and Licensure:

  • An Ohio Department of Education Licensure Application
  • Associated fees
  • An official transcript of final grade
  • An official score report confirming passage of the Ohio Assessment for Educators Reading Subtest I (038) and Reading Subtest II (039)


Submit Transcripts & Standardized Test Scores

Send one official transcript from all institutions attended as well as Praxis II PLT scores, OR GRE scores, OR OAE pedagogy scores to
to the Graduate College:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0180

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.

You will receive a notice through email and through direct mail when all your materials have been received!

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

Receive an Ohio Reading Endorsement from the state of Ohio PLUS 15 hrs toward a master's degree in Curriculum and Teaching or Reading.

Updated: 07/22/2021 02:53PM