Reading Endorsement

Language, Literacy and Culture

Reading Endorsement Program

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An Integrated Curriculum and a Critical Pedagogy for Distance Education

Description of the Program:

The Distance Education Reading Endorsement Program at NMSU is a hybrid on-line, school based program comprised of 24 credit hours, which qualifies teachers for the NM PED K-12 reading endorsement and satisfies the requirements for highly qualified teacher of NCLB.


  • Graduate courses in Reading at NMSU are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the New Mexico Public Education Department.
  • Graduate courses in Reading meet content and teaching standards of the International Reading Association (IRA ) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

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Core Courses & Program Overview:

  • RDG 510 Adult and Family Literacy
  • RDG 511 Literacy Assessment & Evaluation
  • RDG 525 Pedagogy and Theory of Young Adult Literature
  • RDG 530 Sociopsycholinguistics of Reading
  • RDG 555 Introduction to Instructional Leadership for Literacy Education
  • RDG 585 Internship in Reading /Literacy
  • RDG 551 Literacy in the Early Childhood

Program Entry Requirements & Registration Procedures:

New Mexico K-12 teachers who have professional experience in reading education and/or are interested in understanding Reading/ Literacy are welcome.

To register contact Dr. Juanita M. Hannan, Director of Distance Education (575-646-2125).
(There is a $20 university entrance fee for new non-degree students. Degree seeking students must be fully admitted to the Graduate School.

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