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


Graduate students can pursue a reading endorsement through EOU’s Graduate Literacy Program or through Read Oregon.

Graduate Literacy Program

EOU’s Graduate Literacy program is a completely online program that can be completed on its own or as part of a Master of Science degree.  The program is available for ECE/Elementary and Middle/High School authorizations.

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

ECE/Elementary Program Checksheet

Secondary Program Checksheet


EOU also participates in ReadOregon.  All of the courses in EOU’s graduate literacy program count toward the ReadOregon program.  In addition, EOU offers several classes with READ prefixes that are part of ReadOregon.  All Read Oregon credits apply toward EOU’s Master of Science degree in Education.  Please visit our EOU ReadOregon homepage for additional details about the program.

For more information about Read Oregon at EOU, contact Kristin Johnson at or 541.962.3529.

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

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