ND Reading Credential

The ND Reading credential is designed for working teachers, as you enhance your teaching skills and expand employment opportunities. Students focus on curriculum intended to grow your talents working with children in a variety of school grades and helping your students succeed.   

Actual requirements may vary, based on current licensure and previous coursework.


Reading Diagnostics and Correction (2 credits)

Children with difficulties in reading and language arts make significant gains when their problems are properly diagnosed and the correct remediation procedures are prescribed. These gains are made when children are taught by clinicians who have developed skills in the selection and administration of formal and informal diagnostic procedures and in prescribing remediation strategies that address the children’s needs. This course is designed to provide knowledge of the theories and procedures of the remedial reading process, as well as the application of those theories and procedures in the reading clinic.

Reading Clinic (2 credits)

The remedial reading teacher is a specialist who has background knowledge of the reading process and has technical training in administration of diagnostic/prescriptive procedures. Students and reading teachers experience teaching and remediation strategies in a supervised practicum setting. This course is designed to provide training in formal test administration, scoring, and interpretation within the framework of the case study report.

Teaching Reading in Content Area (2 credits)

Students in upper elementary, middle and secondary schools use reading to access content. In order to develop students’ reading skills, each teacher must know how to teach reading within the content area. Graduate candidates will develop strategies to use reading to develop vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking in elementary, middle school and secondary students in all school settings.

Foundations of Literacy (2 credits)

Practitioners in elementary and secondary schools make effective instructional decisions that are based upon exemplary research-based teaching methods for reading and writing education. Students will examine and apply contemporary theory and pedagogical issues and techniques in literacy instruction to include comprehension, word knowledge, social/environmental and psycholinguistic factors in reading and writing development.