IA Reading Specialist 176

IA Reading Specialist Endorsement 176

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.

Find out How to Apply for application and course registration information.

The Reading Specialist is a 12-credit endorsement with nine hours of coursework and three hours of practicum.

Iowa Teachers: "Come and Go" informational meetings are scheduled as follows from 4-6pm at the Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, in West Des Moines:

  • [New Information Meeting schedule TBD.  You are welcome to call the Iowa Center at 515-224-4811 or 888-235-2200 anytime for 1:1 advisement.  Thank you!]

Application to the Reading Specialist Endorsement is required prior to registering for the Practicum. Candidate must hold a Reading Teacher Endorsement #148 or #149, two year’s teaching experience, and a Master’s degree including Research in the area of reading/literacy or currently accepted into Viterbo’s Master of Arts in Education program. Endorsement credits earned may serve as elective credits toward the Master of Arts in Education degree.

Unofficial transcript evaluations may be provided upon request. Official transcripts are required for acceptance into the Reading Specialist endorsement. 

Waivers may be granted for up to six graduate credits for this endorsement if completed within seven years of your application date from a regionally accredited institution with an assigned grade of B or higher. 

Upon completion of the program the student is required to fill out a Special Recognition Award application. Please fill out the form and send it to the Viterbo Iowa Center Office. This form is needed for transcripts to reflect a new endorsement.

Note: Candidates are required to complete a Capstone project. The Capstone project will consist of a mini-portfolio which includes reflections and artifacts regarding this coursework and practicum.

For more information, contact:

Norene Bunt, Assistant Professor/Program Specialist, at nabunt@viterbo.edu or 515-224-4811 / 888-235-2200