2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Middle Grades Literacy Endorsement

Middle Grades Literacy Endorsement is Added to the Special Education License

The course requirements for the Middle Grades Literacy endorsement are included in the Special Education major and are not required in addition to the requirements of the major. Additional Middle School Subject Area Endorsements are available.  The requirements for the Middle Grades Endorsements, set forth by the state, add value to the Special Education preparation by providing a content area endorsement to the special education license. 

These courses include the 18 hours required by the state of Illinois for an endorsement in Middle Grades Literacy.

Middle Grades Literacy Endorsement Coursework

ENG-1100English Composition3
COM-1100Speech Communication3
ENG-2000Writing About Literature3
EDUC-2400Literature for Children, Adolescents & Young Adults3
EDUC-2500Foundations of Literacy3
EDEL-3500Content & Methods for Elementary Literacy3
EDSC-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4900Content and Methods for Middle Grades Literacy3
This is a subsequent endorsement, requiring a passing score on Content test in #201 Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts and an additional ISBE processing fee.
Total Hours27