Broward County Public Schools Reading Endorsement Program
Guiding Principles for Florida Reading Endorsement Program
Teachers will understand and teach reading as an ongoing strategic process resulting in students comprehending diverse text. Teachers will understand how writing, listening, and speaking support the teaching of reading, and how family involvement supports
student achievement in reading. Teachers will understand that all students have instructional needs and apply the systematic problem solving process: use data to accurately identify a problem, analyze the problem to determine why it is occurring, design and implement instruction/interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction/interventions. Teachers will understand that the problem solving process is recursive and ongoing, utilized for effective instructional decision-making.
Competency 1: Foundations of Reading Instruction – 60 In-service hours
Teachers will develop substantive understanding of six components of reading as a process: comprehension, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary.
Competency 2: Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices – 60 Inservice hours
Teachers will scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.
Competency 3: Foundations of Assessment -- 60 In-service hours
Teachers will understand how to select and administer appropriate assessments and analyze data to inform reading instruction to meet the needs of all students. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.
Competency 4: Foundations and Applications of Differentiated Instruction – 60 Inservice hours
Teachers will have a broad knowledge of students from differing profiles in order to understand and apply research-based instructional practices by differentiating process, product, and context. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process.
Competency 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment – 60 In-service hours
Teachers will, through a culminating practicum, demonstrate knowledge of the components of reading, as well as assessments and data analysis, to implement a comprehensive research-based reading plan of instruction for all students. Teachers will
engage in the systematic problem solving process.
New Reading Endorsement Information
Effective July 1, 2014 all of the Reading Endorsement courses will no longer be coordinated by the Literacy Department. The Reading Endorsement courses will now only be offered as Electronic/Interactive through BVU (Broward Virtual University).
For questions regarding future Reading Endorsement courses being offered, please contact Talent Development by visiting their website at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/talentdevelopment/ or call the BVU Help Desk at 754-321-5053.
For questions regarding certification, visit the Certification Department's website at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/certification/, email at email@example.com or call 754-321-2352.
The State of Florida revised the requirements for Reading Endorsement effective August 1, 2012. Broward County Public Schools has been updating the course content to reflect the new requirements. These changes reflect the new requirements and refresh the professional learning for reading endorsement in the era of the Common Core. Information about the Florida Department of Education rules regarding Reading Endorsement can be accessed here.
Other Florida Organizations that Offer Reading Endorsement Courses Click here for a complete list. (pdf)
The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership
Competencies 1- 4 online offered through Blackboard
Cost per course: $170
Link to registration: Click here.
Contact: Lisa Robbins (904) 348-5757
The North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC)
Competencies 1- 5 online offered through Blackboard. These courses are self -paced.
Cost per course: $300 for out of district participants
Link to registration: Click here.
Contact: Christi Sadler (386) 329-3800
The Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (FDLRS)
Competency 4, Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making it Explicit
Offered online through Moodle
Cost per course: Free * (availability varies.) Contact: Click here. Broward County Contact: Carol Beitler, FDLRS Program Specialist 754-321-3400 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nova Southeastern University
Florida approved Reading Endorsement program, click here.
Check website for courses, costs, and other information.
Contact: Dr. Nicole Strange Martin email@example.com.
(305) 899-3739 for Reading Endorsement courses and costs.
University of West Florida
Competencies 1-4 available online.
Contact: Charlotte Boling firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 474-2646