Graduate Programs in Reading

The Graduate Programs in Reading

Bowling Green State University's Graduate Programs in Reading have enjoyed a long tradition of excellence since their inception. The Programs have been reviewed by outside agencies such as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the International Literacy Association, and the Ohio Department of Education as part of the Teacher Education accreditation process. Internally, the faculty and students annually review the programs and modify as needed.

The Ohio P-12 Reading Endorsement leads to a P-12 Reading Endorsement on a valid teaching license. In addition to the five course sequence, endorsement seekers must successfully complete the state-prescribed licensure exam. The BGSU Reading Endorsement Certificate Program provides applicants the opportunity to earn the Ohio P-12 Reading Endorsement while simultaneously completing the BGSU Certificate Program. When added to an existing teaching license, program completers are prepared to teach reading across the grades. The Reading Endorsement Certificate Program admission criteria include both state licensure requirements and BGSU graduate program guidelines. Click here to view the reading endorsement options.

The Master of Education in Reading also leads to the Ohio P-12 Reading Endorsement. However, in addition to the endorsement, candidates extend and refine their literacy knowledge and skills.

The Specialist in Education program is a post masters program that provides for more in-depth study of literacy acquisition and development.  

Career Paths

Program graduates have contributed to the literacy development of children, adolescents, and adults nationally and internationally, as well as throughout the State of Ohio. School districts have actively recruited graduates as elementary, secondary, remedial reading, vocational school, technical college, and two-year and four-year college developmental reading teachers. Alumni have been recruited for leadership positions in state departments of education, as well as for positions as sales representatives and editors for various publications.