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The Graduate School

Reading Major

Photo of a teacher reading to her students
The Reading program prepares reading professionals who understand reading to be a constructive language process with critical linguistic, cognitive, and socio-cultural dimensions. The major is fully accredited by the International Reading Association and fulfills course requirements for the Ohio PK-12 Reading Endorsement.

Candidates for the Ohio Reading Endorsement must also take the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) test for Reading.

Students who complete the degree program in reading will take a minimum of 33 semester hours of work at the graduate level. Reading Endorsement and major programs require a minimum of 125 clock hours of substantive field experience. These hours are distributed across EDUC 6640, 6650, 6660, and 6670. Student performance in the field is formally evaluated by a college-appointed supervisor. Because of the sequential nature of the Reading Endorsement courses, the students should seek the advice of the Graduate Education Advisor at the beginning of the Reading Endorsement Program.

Graduate coursework and the Capstone Project are designed to prepare teachers to maximize the potential of every child. Upon completion, you will also be able to take a leadership role at the school or district level to assure that the learning needs of all students are met.

Reading Major Courses

  • Core courses

  • Reading major courses

  • When are these courses offered?

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The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ Graduate Education Personnel

Kristin Bourdage
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
COELEC Curriculum Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1114
e/ kreninger@otterbein.edu

Gaby Miller

Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAT/initial licensure
p/ 614.823.1346
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu

Amy Featherstone
Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAE, Educational Mathematics, Adding License, Professional Development
e/ afeatherstone@otterbein.edu

M. Michelle Fosnaugh
Graduate Assistant