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Master of Education (MEd) - Reading Intervention Endorsement

The reading intervention endorsement offered through the master of education (MEd) program on the University of Portland campus advances teachers' abilities to provide reading instruction and to diagnose and remediate reading problems in diverse instructional settings.

For details about the MEd program application requirements, please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage. Questions about enrolling should be directed to Anne Rasmussen at or 503.943.8257.

MEd Reading Intervention Endorsement Requirements- 36 hours

MEd Core Requirements - 15 hrs
ED 550 Professional Growth and Development (3 hrs)
ED 551 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
ED 555 Teacher as Researcher (3 hrs)
ED 558 Educational Research for Improved Student Learning (3 hrs)
ED 598 MEd Capstone Project (3 hrs)

MEd Reading Intervention Endorsement Specialty Requirements - 21 hrs
ED 580 Elements of Reading P-12 (3 hrs)
ED 581 Reading, Language, and Cultural Diversity in Schools (3 hrs)
ED 582 Content Area Literacy (3 hrs)
ED 583 Diagnosis & Instruction of Learning Problems Related to Reading and Language Differences P-12 (3 hrs)
ED 584 Administration and Evaluation of Reading (3 hrs)
ED 564 Reading Practicum P-12 (3 hrs)
ED 5XX Elective (3 hrs)

Course descriptions are available in the University of Portland Bulletin.  

Note: The reading intervention endorsement is also offered as a post baccalaureate certificate and a post master’s certificate.

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