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Additional Minnesota Teaching License in Reading

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Total credits: 
  • Credential: 
    Licensing Program
  • Admission GPA: 
  • Application deadlines: 
    October 1 for spring; February 1 for summer; June 1 for fall
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    College of Education and Human Development
  • Department: 
    Curriculum and Instruction

This fully online program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add an additional Minnesota teaching license in reading. A reading license can extend your knowledge and expertise as:

  • An elementary classroom teacher or a secondary content teacher
  • A reading teacher or specialist
  • A literacy coach or a literacy leader at the school or district level


After you've been admitted, you will receive a customized plan of courses to take to be recommended for licensure. This ensures you get maximum credit for previous academic work and work experiences. Topics covered include:

  • Instructional leadership in reading in K−12 classrooms
  • Addressing cultural linguistic and economic diversity in the classroom
  • Literacy coaching and leadership in the schools
  • Preventing and addressing reading difficulties
  • Promoting media and digital literacy

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.