Reading

****** We have experienced an overwhelming volume of phone calls and email these past few weeks seeking assistance with ELO and licensing. We will continue to work with educators who had reached out for assistance or started an application online prior to June 30th to be able to assist with technical issues that prevented application completion.  Applications from these educators who made a good faith effort to apply will be considered as having been made timely. ******

Reading Teacher

A Reading Teacher (1316) license is required for the following:

  1. An assignment to teach reading for more than one class per day.
  2. An assignment to teach reading in a Title 1 reading program.
  3. An assignment to teach in a reading recovery program, if not part of a self-contained classroom.

A Reading Teacher license is not required for the following:

  1. An assignment to teach reading that is part of a regular self-contained classroom.
  2. As assignment to teach reading that is integrated as part of content courses (i.e. reading in the content area).

Reading Specialist

A Reading Specialist (1317) license is a license in administrative category. A Reading Specialist license is required for someone who directs reading programs or works with reading teachers, classroom teacher, administrators, and others as a resource teacher in reading.