Literacy and Reading

Reading Endorsement

Eastern Oregon University’s undergraduate reading course of study and Graduate Literacy program are designed to support those seeking an endorsement in Reading.  Candidates may add this endorsement to a license by completing their respective course of study, including 90 hours of practicum, and obtaining a passing score on a state approved content exam.

Adding a Reading Endorsement


The undergraduate reading course of study, which is equal to a year of preparation, is designed for those seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of literacy and to improve their abilities as a teacher of reading.  The reading course of study is composed of 34-36 undergraduate credits.  Courses are only offered onsite and must be taken in conjunction with undergraduate teacher preparation (CUESTE).

Undergraduate Reading Course of Study Checksheet


The Graduate Literacy program is a completely online program that can be completed on its own or as part of a Master of Science degree.  There are two options for candidates interested in graduate literacy: a 24-credit course of study leading to a Reading Interventionist Endorsement, or a 15-credit Literacy Focus Area to fulfill requirements for the MS focus area.

Graduate Reading Intervention Checksheet

Only 1 graduate-level transfer course, equivalent to 3 quarter credit hours, will be considered for application towards completion of the graduate reading intervention program.

Literacy Focus Area Checksheet

For more information about the Graduate Literacy program at EOU, contact Kristin Johnson at or 541.962.3529.

Lauritzen Literacy Scholarship

Through the EOU Foundation there is a scholarship set up specifically for those making progress toward a reading endorsement. Make sure to submit your scholarship application by the scholarship deadline in order to be considered. 

TSPCEastern Oregon University’s teacher preparation programs are accredited through Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).


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