Endorsement Programs

  • Professional Learning and Development provides additional support for endorsement programs in ESOL, Reading, Gifted, and Athletic Coaching.  Click on the links below for more information on each endorsement program.

  • Any teacher serving students with Tier 3 intensive reading intervention K-12

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  • Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year (RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-EO-07 HAS PUSHED THE DATE BACK TO JUNE 30, 2021), per House Bill 7055, intensive reading interventions must be delivered by a teacher who is certified or endorsed in reading.  This applies to all teachers delivering intensive reading instruction (Intensive Course B or C- students identified as substantially deficient) in K-12 classrooms.  

    During the 2020-2021 school year, we will be offering online courses for all BPS and Charter School teachers, as well as school based, job embedded Reading Comp 1 & 2 Combo courses for our teachers at our BPS elementary schools.  Registration information for these courses will be provided through the Leaderrship Team Packet.

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    House Bill 7055: On November 15, 2019, the State Board of Education approved an amendment to rule 6A-4.0292, F.A.C., Specialization Requirements for the Reading Endorsement-Academic Class.  The amendment will allow teachers who receive a passing score on the Reading Subject Area Exam to be awarded the Reading Endorsement without completing the previously required coursework.  The full memo can be found here. 

    Reading K-12 Exam Information can be found here.  It is recommended only teachers with significant experience teaching reading and some coursework in reading, take the test.  Preparation is recommended prior to paying for and taking the exam.  The following study guide for the K-12 Reading Exam has been prepared using materials from the Florida Teacher Certification Exam website and some additional DOE resources in K-12 Reading.

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Reading Information

National Board Certification Information

ESOL Information