Master in Teaching

Reading Endorsement Sequence and Scheduling

Evergreen’s Master in Teaching Program is happy to announce that Washington's Professional Educator Standards Board has approved a reading endorsement program at The Evergreen State College. The five courses in the sequence are offered over two summer quarters.

Foundations of Literacy and Research in Literacy will be offered in the first summer. In the second summer Instructional Methods and Assessment in Reading will be offered. Children’s Literature and Adolescent Literature are offered every summer; participants will need to choose one or the other to complete the sequence.  Click here for the course credit outline.  Participants may start either summer.


At the conclusion of the sequence, teachers and candidates in teacher preparation programs must take and pass the Reading WEST E (030), a state-required standardized test, and apply to have the endorsement added to their teaching certificates.  See

The classes are also open to paraprofessionals, people interested in becoming teachers, and individuals interested in the development and teaching of reading.

For questions, contact certification officer Maggie Foran at 360-867-6559.

Please submit the attached information/application form to:

Maggie Foran

Advising and Certification

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, S2-E2117

Olympia, WA 98505