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Muskingum University to offer Intensive Reading Endorsement Program in Zanesville and New Philadelphia in response to “Third-Grade Reading Guarantee”

Educators who wish to add a reading endorsement to their credentials can enroll in a new program at Muskingum University.  Courses begin in early January 2013 in both Zanesville and New Philadelphia.  Enrollees can complete the program by early June 2013, in time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

"We are pleased and excited to offer this endorsement  which was created in response to Ohio’s Third-Grade Reading Guarantee,” said Nancy Bradley, coordinator of this program at Muskingum University.

The program will be offered in one after-school face-to-face meeting each week, plus three Saturday meetings.  “We hope that the format allows flexibility and accessibility for educators who are currently in the field,” added Bradley.  The 12-hour program includes classes in teaching reading Pre-K through 12, advanced literacy assessment, and becoming a leader for literacy.

Completion of coursework in this program will count toward earning a master’s degree at Muskingum University, explained Bradley.  Enrollment in this program is limited and the application fee will be waived for those enrolling by December 19, 2012.

Muskingum University offers this innovative program in addition to several intensive endorsement programs – early childhood generalist, middle childhood generalist, and highly qualified teacher – available throughout the year.

For more information, contact Nancy Bradley at, or call 740-826-8038.