This program can be completed in two years. It is offered via a teacher-friendly schedule that combines weekend and evening courses with additional online instruction. The hybrid in-person and online delivery bridges two key program benefits:
To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.
Official program listings in the UNC Graduate Catalog:
By completing the endorsement or master's program credits, students fulfill the requirements for the institutional recommendation as a K-12 Reading Teacher.
Students wishing to obtain the Colorado Reading Teacher Grades K-12 Endorsement must provide evidence of two or more years of teaching experience in an accredited and/or established elementary, middle or secondary school while holding a type A or teaching license equivalent certificate. Students must also pass a State of Colorado administered proficiency examination (PLACE – Reading).
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