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Reading Endorsement courses are designed for currently certified elementary, secondary or special education teachers. Teachers can add the Reading Endorsement to their current teaching certificate by taking the following Rio Salado College courses.

Please note: In order to be eligible for Option B you must have a School District support your Field Experience. All students must take and pass the Arizona Educator Exam AEPA and submit the Reading Endorsement Internship Application for acceptance.

Arizona Department of Education Requirements

  • A valid Arizona Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary or Special Education certificate
  • Must have three years of full-time teaching experience.

Reading Endorsement Options

Formal application requires three classes prior to enrolling in field experience.

Reading Endorsement Internship Application

The Arizona Department of Education has three options that teachers can choose from: