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Reading Endorsement

The ability to teach reading in a classroom is one of the most important skills an elementary school teacher can have. That’s why the American Board has designed the Reading Endorsement Certification, an add-on that solely focuses on how to teach a child to read.

How It Works (Add-On Only)

Please note that this certification is an add-on. This means that you must be enrolled with the American Board’s Elementary Education certification program (or another subject), or have already earned your American Board certification, to take the Reading Certification. You cannot complete the Reading Endorsement Certification without certifying in another subject. For more information, call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our team about your options.

Teach Reading in Your State

The American Board Reading Endorsement certification is currently offered in the following states. Click a state below to learn of the specific requirements to become a teacher in that state:

The American Board Certification Program

The American Board Reading Endorsement Certification program includes the following:

Study Plans: Our study plans are based on best practices and recommendations from students that have already completed our program.

Prepare to Teach Workshops: Familiarize yourself with teaching concepts and practices using online lessons, video case studies, and printable resources.

Online Refresher Course: Explore over 300 pages of material, dedicating more time to topics that need intense review and breezing through what you already know.

Practice Exams: Practice in the same format as the real test on more than 300 sample questions. These include full-length tests, topic quizzes, timed and untimed modes, and complete explanations of the answers.

Exams: Take exams when you are ready, according to your own schedule. Testing is available year-round at Pearson VUE centers, Monday-Saturday.

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We are available to answer your questions via email, chat, or phone. Reach out to us with questions and we’ll be happy to help you figure out if our program is the right fit for your needs.

Call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our Enrollment Team or click the button below to email us.