The University of Louisville and the College of Education and Human Development are excited to announce the addition of the Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12) to their repertoire of online programs. This endorsement prepares teachers to become the literacy leaders of today and tomorrow and create dynamic learning environments that are both intellectually challenging and empowering for students with varied abilities.
The inquiry-centric and research-driven curriculum makes this program unique as it engages teachers to connect pedagogic approaches and concepts with real-world classroom settings to maximize students’ potential.
The online CRE (P-12) program is designed to develop and support teachers as researchers in their own classroom where they can uncover how to effectively help every student in finding his or her own unique pathway to literacy. Educators with a CRE (P-12) can gain increased marketability and advancement within the field. Additionally, completion of this program brings opportunity for leadership roles, career focus transitioning, and increased salaries. Endorsement students have the opportunity to grow professionally while expanding their credentials to excel in the creation and implementation of cutting edge P-12 literacy based learning methods.
The CRE (P-12) curriculum is aligned with the standards and requirements of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Speaking to the tremendous value of this program, for both teachers and students, Lori Norton-Meier, Ph.D., Literacy Program Coordinator at UofL, said: “The word ‘inquiry’ is central to our mission and program design. We don’t just lecture on best practices – we create opportunities for teachers to be inquirers in their own classrooms – that’s what makes us different from other programs which are more prescribed and rigid. We build on teachers’ expertise and empower teachers to be researchers in their own classroom. It is the only way we are going to make a real difference for every reader and writer in our classrooms! We have to keep questioning, keep wondering and keep studying our practice. We believe that the teaching and learning are found in each teacher’s classroom – that is why we are so excited about this online program – it moves the learning out of a university classroom and into realistic settings.”
The Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12) 18 credit hours program is now being offered in a 100% online format, providing great ease and flexibility in accommodating the schedules of current teaching professionals. Utilizing a proven applied-knowledge method to enhance various personal learning styles, students will have the freedom to access their course content from any location, while selecting a predetermined time of day for their online sessions.
To be considered for admission, CRE (P-12) online program applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree as well as a valid initial teacher certification. The endorsement can be completed as a standalone online program, or in conjunction with the University of Louisville’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership or Master of Education in Literacy, as well as a Rank I program.
The University of Louisville continues its commitment to advance the knowledge of educators through endorsement and extension programs. The online P-12 Classroom Reading Endorsement program is another great example of such program that allows them to truly stand out in their profession and lead the efforts of improving literacy in their classroom, community and the nation.
Please contact us with any questions – our online learning counselors are happy to answers your questions and connect you with the resources you need to apply and enroll at UofL.