Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Reading Endorsement Course 1: Literacy Perspectives: Foundations of Literacy Development and Instruction in Early Childhood (PL2019-94)
Hours: 50.00 / Tuition: $350 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $700.00
Status: CANCEL / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Paulene Roberson
Date: 9/9/2019 thru 11/22/2019 Time: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: - Oconee RESA Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 9/9/2019


Course Description

Reading Endorsement Course 1

The Reading Endorsement is a blended program specifically for PreK-12 classroom teachers wishing to add reading expertise to their current State of Georgia Teacher Certification. The endorsement is designed to help meet the literacy needs of the students, regardless of content area. The program meets the competencies required by the Professional Standards Commission’s Georgia Reading Endorsement. Emphases include understanding readers and the reading process, linking assessment and instruction, and exploring specific instructional strategies that can be applied in individual classroom contexts.

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for the 2019-2020 Reading Endorsement Cohort:  

  • Must have a clear & renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate
  • Must be employed by a Georgia school system
  • Must have two (2) letters of recommendation: one from District Curriculum Director and one from building-level administrator or a GaTAPP Director
  • Must have two (2) years of successful teaching experience
  • Must be committed to completing the program

Required Course Textbook(s)

Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Hattie, J. (2017). Visible Learning for Literacy: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning: Grades K-12. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin, a SAGE company.  

Fox, B.J. (2012). Word Identification Strategies: Building Phonics into a Classroom Reading Program. Allyn & Bacon: Boston, MA 

Tompkins, G. E. (2009). Literacy for the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill 


Reading Endorsement Application