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Reading Specialist (K-12 Level)


Reading Specialist

Endorsement Code:


Available To:

Elementary-level Certified Teachers

Secondary-level Certified Teachers

Description of Endorsement:

The Reading Specialist (BR) endorsement allows elementary and secondary-level certified teachers to teach reading, middle school language arts, developmental reading and Title I reading. The Reading Specialist endorsement requires completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) K-12 Literacy Specialist degree. The College of Education will recommend teachers for the Reading Specialist endorsement upon successful completion of all required coursework and taking and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading Specialist subject-area test.

Associated MTTC Test:

092 Reading Specialist

(Students should indicate SVSU Institution Code #24 when registering for the MTTC test.)

Required Coursework:

To add this endorsement to an existing teaching certificate select the following link for a list of required courses  K-12 Literacy Specialist - Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Upon completion of all program requirements, students must submit a completed endorsement application on the MOECS website at to add this endorsement to their teaching certificate.

While the above information represents the most current advising information available, be aware that certain factors may change affecting the validity of this information, such as changes mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. For this reason, students are STRONGLY advised to consult a certification advisor frequently throughout the duration of their program.

Last Updated: March 6, 2024

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