The Reading Endorsement Program consists of six non-credit online courses that address the six competencies required to earn the Just Read, Florida! K-12 Reading Endorsement. These courses are intended for K-12 teachers and the curriculum is approved by Just Read, Florida! Students enrolled in this program must complete all six of the courses to earn this reading endorsement. Courses are offered in cohort groups, and each course is eight weeks in length. Students seeking to complete all six courses and earn the K-12 Reading Endorsement during one school year should enroll in Competency 1 during the preceding summer.
Polk State College’s online courses provide learner-centered teaching and a supportive online learning environment. While online courses offer flexibility, assignments and discussions have specific due dates.
The goal of the Reading Endorsement Program is to assure that each person completing the reading competency courses acquires the skills, abilities, and strategic techniques necessary for success when teaching reading to students in the K-12 schools.