Program overview

Rider’s reading specialist endorsement teaches educators research-based strategies to assess and support the literacy development of all children. The role of a reading specialist includes working one-on-one with struggling learners and providing support for colleagues by modeling effective strategies for helping children and offering professional development in reading and writing strategies.

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Certificates and endorsements explained

Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.


Heather Casey


Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

hcasey [at]


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