University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching Reading Certificate

This program of study can only be completed by those pursuing a teaching endorsement in another content area or by currently licensed teachers. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education for more information.

Teaching Licensure - Teaching Reading


Teaching Reading Courses22
Teaching Reading Practicum3
Total Hours25

Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Teaching Reading Courses


  • The EDU 397 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 397 Teaching and Assessing PK-8 Language Arts.
  • The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Teaching and Assessing K-8 Reading.
Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 331Lit & Literacy for Children3
EDU 339Teaching Assessment in PK-8 Language Arts3
EDU 397Methods: Teaching & Assessing (PK-3 Early Literacy)3
EDU 432Literature & Literacy for Young Adults3
EDU 438Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, & Instruction3
EDU 481Content Area Literacy3
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing (4-8 Reading)4
Total Hours22

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Reading Practicum 

Note: All reading coursework must be complete prior to enrolling in the reading practicum.

Complete the following course:
EDU 456Application of Literacy Models K123
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-