Literacy Specialist Endorsement

EKU’s online Literacy Endorsement is a graduate, non-degree granting program that focuses on best practices and promotes the knowledge and skill sets needed to advance the quality of services and educational programs for students. The program meets Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requirements and prepares educators to tackle school-wide literacy challenges and give students a solid learning foundation. 

At A Glance

Degree format


Credit hours

12 hours

2016 Tuition

$500 per credit hour

Who would be interested?

  • Elementary Education Teachers
  • Middle Grades Teachers
  • Secondary Education Teachers
  • Reading and Writing Teaching Specialists

Career Options

  • Reading and writing programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools
  • Specialist or coach (P-12)

Students pursuing this option must hold an undergraduate degree and Kentucky Provisional Teaching Certificate in elementary, middle grades or high school content areas. Program graduates certified in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for openings that serve gifted students (P-12). 

NOTE: If you do not hold teacher certification in Kentucky, please consult with your state’s licensing agency to determine whether our program will meet your state’s licensure requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores.
  • Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification.

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