Reading Endorsement Competency 1-2025: SP24

Online registration closed on Sun, Apr 28, 2024.

Mon, January 8, 2024 - Wed, July 31, 2024

Contact Ginny Murph
Target Audience All Florida Educators
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $145.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $195.00 non-member districts
Participants will develop an understanding of reading as a process of student engagement in both fluent decoding of words and construction of meaning. This 60-hour online training will provide substantive knowledge of language structure and function, as well as cognition for each of the five major components of the reading process. This training meets the requirements for Competency 1 of the Reading Endorsement Add-on Certification Program.

This is a self-paced, facilitated course. The course is completely online and requires no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online. This cohort (Spring 2024 Cohort) begins January 8, 2024 and will end on July 31, 2024. An email with login information and instructions for accessing the course is sent by 4:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after the course start date.

The average time to complete a 60 hour course is 10 weeks but the course is self-paced so you can choose to finish quicker than the 10 weeks or can choose to take a little longer if needed as long as the coursework is finished by the course ending date.

NEFEC's courses are for inservice points and are not college level courses. The Florida Department of Education will not accept NEFEC's courses if they are submitted by an individual for recertification or endorsement. They must be submitted through a district as part of its approved Master Inservice Plan. Participants are responsible for following their district’s requirements to obtain inservice credit and endorsement. If you are unsure if your district will accept courses offered through NEFEC, you will need to check with your district Staffing Development office.

FLDOE Note Regarding Endorsements: Per section 1012.575, F.S., only school districts have statutory authority to have state approved add-on endorsement programs whereby teachers can complete the endorsement requirements via inservice points. All other (including non-public) school teachers can add an endorsement to their certificate, but only through the college credit route. Private school teachers may take the "endorsement" courses offered for inservice points, but they won't be able to use them to add the endorsement to their certificate.

For additional information about the reading endorsement courses, please visit our Reading Endorsement Courses webpage.

*NOTE: NEFEC Member districts include: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, FSDB, FSU Lab School, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, PK Yonge, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.