ReadOregon is a collaborative program between two universities that share a common curriculum of online literacy courses.  You may take courses at either of the cooperating universities from wherever you happen to be. What began as a grant in 2003 (from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)), continues to provide dynamic coursework for teachers who are wanting to add a reading endorsement to their existing license or who want to update their professional toolbox.

The ReadOregon consortium offers three programs:

  • a 24-credit TSPC-approved Reading Endorsement program,
  • a 12-credit literacy education course of study for general classroom teachers,
  • a “courses-only” option.

ReadOregon courses encompass 7 thematic areas that align with the International Reading Association Standards:

  1. literacy foundations
  2. literacy strategies and methods
  3. literacy for diverse learners
  4. literacy assessment
  5. leadership in school reading programs
  6. literature
  7. practicum

You may select a university  (PSU or SOU) as your “home” institution but can take classes at either one. You will do your practicum through your “home” institution.