Reading Specialist

Applicants for a reading specialist endorsement must hold a currently valid professional teaching license, and complete the following graduate courses, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework. In order to meet KSDE licensure guidelines, Reading Specialist candidates must have two years of classroom teaching experience (within six years), complete Master’s degree before applying for a conditional school specialist license. After graduation with the MS degree and receiving the conditional reading specialist license, candidates must secure full-time teaching position and enroll in two semesters of “Reading Specialist Internship” in the hiring district. Upon successful completion of a two-hour internship in each of two semesters, candidates will be eligible to apply for a professional Kansas Reading Specialist license.


TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR ENDORSEMENT: 18 Credit Hours

Contact Information
 
Dr. Kathleen Sanders
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
226 Rarick Hall
Hays, KS  67601
Phone:  (785) 628.5850
Email: ksanders@fhsu.edu 
Web:  Advanced Education Programs

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