Reading Licensure

The Reading Licensure Program will not be offered for the 2019-20 school year.

Bemidji State University offers a three-semester, online reading licensure graduate program. This 18-credit program is ideal for those who hold or qualify for a professional license in preK-grade 12 or adult basic education. Successful candidates will be authorized by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to teach reading skills, strategies and comprehension to students in grades K-12.

Completion of this program will also qualify as a Reading Cognate Area in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Up to 15 credits of the Reading Licensure will count toward the MAT. Students pursuing the MAT will also be required to complete all Core Course Requirements for the MAT.

Fall, Module I – 6 credits Spring, Module II – 6 credits Summer, Module III – 6 credits
ED 5201 Language Arts 1 (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience in a K-6 setting
OR
ED 5737 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience required in a 5-12 setting and;
SPED 6608 Reading Difficulties; Diagnosis & Intervention (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience required in a 9-12 setting
ED 5305 Literature-Based Differentiated Instruction (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience required in a K-12 setting
ED 5740 Methods of Using Instructional Technology (3 credits)
No field experience required
ED 5212 Curriculum Instruction Using RTI (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience required in a K-12 setting
ED 6238 Administration and Supervision of the Reading Program (3 credits)
20 hours of field experience required in a K-12 setting