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K-5 Literacy Endorsement

The Arizona legislature recently passed a pair of laws impacting all Arizona pre-service and in-service teachers who provide literacy instruction in grades K-5. Every Arizona teacher who teaches reading in grades K-5 must earn the K-5 Literacy Endorsement.
The Endorsement requires:
  • 3 credits of coursework in the science of reading (Part A); and
  • 3 credits of coursework in teaching struggling readers (Part B); and
  • Passing score on the Arizona Foundations of Reading (AEPA 190) exam.
Teachers who successfully complete Pima's ADE-approved course work: EDC 272 Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics (Part A), and ESE 272 Developmental Reading: Instruction, Assessment, Remediation (Part B) satisfy the coursework requirements for the Literacy K-5 Endorsement. In addition, teachers are also eligible to serve as the Dyslexia Designee at their school sites.

   Both classes are fully online and offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Part A must be taken before Part B.


Desert Vista Campus and Online

Contact Information

Division of Education
Program Office: 520.206.5144
Dean: 520.206.3375

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