Endorsement Programs

  • 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

    • Any teacher who provides Tier 3 intervention for students who are substantially deficient 
    • Third grade teachers who have a retained student on thier class roster
    • Teachers who are assigned to instruct ACCESS level ELA courses
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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 - students identified as substantially deficient) in K-12 classrooms, third grade teachers who have a retained student on their class roster, or those teachers assigned to instruct ACCESS level ELA courses.  

    During the 2021-2022 school year we will be offering Reading Competencies 1-5 through out online district program.  Our elementary schools will also be offering Reading Comptency 4 and 5 on their campus, instructed by their Literacy Coach.

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  • 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.

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Reading Information




ESOL Information



National Board Certification Information