Reading Endorsement Programs

Contact:  Weber School District Curriculum Department ( for information on upcoming classes offered through the district.


Level I Reading Endorsement The Utah Level I Reading Endorsement offers practicing elementary and secondary teachers an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in the area of literacy. The purpose of this program is to strengthen reading achievement of Utah’s school children by providing their teachers with the strategies, processes, and structures for augmenting classroom reading instruction in grades K-12. This endorsement is only available to teachers that hold a Level 1,2, or 3 Teacher Certification with the State of Utah. The Level 1 Reading Endorsement requires a passing score on a PRAXIS content knowledge test and seven (7) graduate-level courses taken within the last eight (8) years.

Weber School District sponsors courses that may lead to a Level 1 Reading   These are offered throughout the year. Interested teachers will need to contact the Weber School District Curriculum Department (  to check for availability and approval to enroll in a course.   The teachers are responsible for any books or materials associated with the course.

Upon completion of the endorsement requirements, the teacher is responsible for completing and submitting the required application to USOE.  All fees associated with the application are the teacher’s responsibility and will not be reimbursed by Weber School District.

Required courses

  • Content Area Reading and Writing Instruction
  • Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • Instruction with Literature and Informational Texts for Children and Young Adults
  • Instructional Implications of Literacy Development
  • Reading Assessment and Instructional Interventions
  • Reading Comprehension Instruction
  • Writing Instruction

PRAXIS The PRAXIS Teaching Reading (0204 or 5204) test must be passed with a score of 159 or higher.

USOE Website (for most updated and additional information on endorsement) Level I Reading

Endorsement Application Form:  endreadLevel1  (Teachers must complete and submit the application to USOE for approval.  Fees must be paid by individuals making the application and will not be reimbursed by the district.)

Frequently Asked Questions: ReadingFAQs


Current Courses being offered

NUES  Reading Level I Endorsement Program (partnership with SUU: 

  • IELE 5650  Writing Instruction (Sep 6 – Oct 11)
  • IELE 5640  Reading Comprehension Instruction (Oct 25 – Dec 6)
  • IELE 5610  Reading And Writing Across the Disciplines (Jan 17 – Feb 28)
  • IELE 5630  K-12 Literacy Practices and Processes: Instructional Implications (Mar 7 – Apr 18)
  • IELE 5620  Reading Assessment and Instructional Interventions (Apr 25 – May 30)