MAE Endorsements

Two endorsement programs are offered to teachers holding a valid teaching license. The endorsement permits you to teach reading to all students at any grade level, including Title II reading programs. Anyone may register for the courses as electives or towards licensure renewal, however only licensed teachers who meet the requirements may obtain the endorsement and add it to their license.

Endorsement Options

K-12 Reading

The K-12 Reading Endorsement is offered online, powered by UThink©, to teachers who have completed at least 12 hours of reading pre-requisites (graduate and undergraduate).

EDU 512 Foundations of Reading 3
EDU 513 Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3
EDU 515 Diagnosis of Reading Abilities 3
EDU 516 Reading Intervention 3

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Courses towards this TESOL endorsement are offered online,  powered by UThink©, to teachers holding a valid teaching license.

EDU 551 Issues in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 3
EDU 552 Linguistic Principles and Applications in TESOL Education 3
EDU 553 Instructional Methods in TESOL Education 3
EDU 554 Internship in TESOL 3

Class Schedule

All endorsement classes are offered each semester so that students may start the endorsement at any time of the year. Courses are offered only in condensed 8-week sessions (Term 1: August-October or Term 2: October-December and in Spring Term 1: January-March or Term 2: March-May) as well as a shorter summer term (May-June). Students can register for one to two courses each semester and than one course each 8-week term. We do not recommend taking more than 2 courses in each semester or more than 1 course in each 8-week term (including summer) due to the work load and required field hours.


Heidelberg is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements to accept students from all states, except for the following: California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northern Marianas Commonwealth Islands, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin. Non-Ohio teachers looking to add an endorsement to licensure should inquire with their state regulating official about coursework meeting state guidelines.

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