P-12 Reading Endorsement

Andrew College proudly announces the creation of the stand-alone P-12 Reading Endorsement. If you are currently certified to teach in Georgia, you may be eligible to complete the P-12 Reading Endorsement at Andrew College, providing you with the necessary skills and strategies to support the needs of your students. Approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), the P-12 Reading Endorsement qualifies an individual to teach reading to all students at the grade level of the base certification.

Benefits of the Andrew College
P-12 Reading Endorsement

  1. Teachers who hold a P-12 Reading Endorsement are more equipped to meet the literacy needs of all learners in their classrooms.
  2. The Andrew College P-12 Reading endorsement specifically focuses on the teaching of reading at a variety of student levels and within specific disciplines.
  3. Teachers will gain practical experience with using both informal and formal reading assessments to guide their instruction.
Admission Requirements

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Students who are not currently enrolled at Andrew College should apply for admission to the college and the P-12 Reading Endorsement. You are not required to take entrance exams or submit letters of recommendation.

Application Checklist

  • Application –Submit an application for admission to Andrew College. Teachers pursuing the P-12 Reading Endorsement will be enrolled as non-degree seeking students.
  • Application Fee- Currently, NO APPLICATION FEE! 
  • Statement of Purpose –Submit a statement of purpose regarding your reason for seeking your P-12 Reading Endorsement to the Admission Office at admission@andrewcollege.edu.
  • Georgia Teaching Certificate Number –Submit your Georgia Professional Standard Commission (PSC) Account Number at the top of your statement of purpose document.
  • Transcripts –Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.  Unofficial transcripts may be utilized to determine initial admission to the program.
Endorsement Outcomes

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The P-12 Reading Endorsement will prepare individuals to teach reading to all students at the grade level(s) of the teacher’s base certification. It will qualify the holder to be considered ‘in-field’ in reading at the level of the base certificate.

P-12 Reading Endorsement students will be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction
  • Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive curriculum to support students’ reading and writing skills
  • Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction
  • Create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society
  • Create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments
  • Recognize the importance of, demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility

Coursework- 3 courses (9 credit hours). Offered online for flexibility!

467 Teaching Reading

This course provides a fundamental framework in teaching reading using specific techniques and strategies. Learners will gain an understanding of both a theoretical and an evidence-based approach to the teaching of the reading.

3 credit hours

477 Reading Instruction and Assessment in the Content Areas (*You will choose between 477 & 487.)

This course, specific for secondary teachers (Grades 6-12), offers the opportunity to gain knowledge and practice with using specific strategies in the content areas and discipline-specific classroom. Teachers will gain the ability to analyze, select, and use appropriate assessments as a way to inform instruction based on the needs of their students.

3 credit hours

487 Diagnostic Reading Instruction (*You will choose between 477 & 487.)

This course instructs P-5 teachers on how to analyze and remediate students’ reading strengths and weaknesses by using informal assessment instruments and techniques.

3 credit hours

497 Reading Environment

This course will offer a variety of strategies and practical ideas to support the planning of effective reading and writing instruction in the classroom. Learners will take part in a practicum that provides an opportunity to apply knowledge of reading instruction and assessment in order to increase the reading proficiency of students.


3 credit hours


How long will it take to complete the Andrew College P-12 Reading Endorsement?

Reading Endorsement classes are offered once a semester and can be completed in as little as 3 semesters.

Where can I take classes for the Andrew College P-12 Reading Endorsement?

Reading Endorsement classes are offered 100% online.

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Lourdes H. Smith


Director of Elementary Education
Assistant Professor of Education

229-732-5929 lourdessmith@andrewcollege.edu

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