Professional Learning and Development provides additional support for endorsement programs in ASD, ESOL, Reading, Gifted, and Athletic Coaching. Click on the links below for more information on each endorsement program.
Reading Endorsement Updates
WHO NEEDS READING ENDORSEMENT?
- Teachers who teach summer reading camps for third grade students scoring Level 1 on state standardized assessment of ELA (s. 1008.25, F.S.)
- Teachers instructing retained third grade students (s.1008.25, F.S.)
- Teachers providing Tier 3 reading intervention must be endorsed or certified in reading
- Literacy Coaches must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be endorsed or K-12
certified in the area of reading (Rule 6A-6.053(6)(d), F.A.C.)
House Bill 7011: Beginning July 1, 2024 instructional personnel may NOT earn the reading endorsement soley by achieving a passing score on the K-12 reading certification subject area assessment.
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.
These materials may be used by teachers interested in taking the shortened route to ESOL endorsement. Teachers may take two ESOL courses through our district add on program and then take the ESOL K-12 Florida Teacher Certification Exam. If they pass the exam, they would be able to submit an application to have the endorsement added to their teaching certificate. We recommend teachers take Applied Linguistics and Methods of Teaching as their two courses.
This is the legislation explaining Out of Field rules for ESOL teachers. Look at # 2 on the second page.