College of Education > Academics > Graduate Programs > Licensure Programs & Endorsements > Reading Specialist (K-12) Licensure
To be eligible for the Reading Specialist endorsement only program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a valid Illinois
Professional Educator License (PEL).
To apply, please submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admission:
Note: The Reading Specialist Endorsement requires a previously completed Master's degree.
The practicum courses provide an opportunity to apply knowledge from course work to teaching struggling learners and those with disabilities. In these courses, students provide diagnostic and remedial services to children and adolescents from the Chicago area under the supervision of program faculty. These courses are offered in an on-campus facility.
All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.
Reading Specialist students must complete the following tests:
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