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Reading Endorsement

Volusia County Schools has offered the Reading Endorsement Certification Program since 2004 when the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act required that all reading teachers be "highly qualified". The Reading Endorsement Add-on Certification Program consists of five competencies; each competency includes specific indicators. This program meets State Board of Education Rule 6A-4.0163.

The information below is an update provided by the Florida Department of Education regarding Commissioner Corcoran’s Executive Order 2020-07 that was issued on November 30, 2020.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has issued Emergency Order 2020 – EO-07for the spring semester. (Reference page 7 for Reading Endorsement information.)

EO-07 expands upon the critical flexibility and assurances outlined in EO-06 for Spring 2020, including:

  • Extends the deadline for teachers to obtain their Reading Endorsement to June 30, 2021, from December 31, 2020 (from FDOE's 2020 EO-02).

Please note this extension requires all educators who deliver tier 3 intensive reading instruction to be fully endorsed or certified by June 30, 2021.  Those who do not earn the endorsement or certification by this date will be limited to delivering tier 1 and 2 reading instruction until the endorsement or certification is earned.

Stay in the Know with Reading Endorsement Updates

Reading endorsement updates are shared from the Principals’ Notes and on our Reading Endorsement Canvas page.

Click HERE to view our Canvas page and save it as a favorite for up-to-date information.  


New Reading Requirements (this requirement is separate from Reading Endorsement) for Certification effective for 2020 and after (House Bill 7069)

HB 7069 includes specific in-service requirements for renewal of a professional certificate. Beginning with a validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter, Educators who hold certification in an area that includes reading instruction or intervention for any students in kindergarten through grade 6, will be required to earn a minimum of two college credits or the equivalent of 40 in-service points in the use of explicit, systematic and sequential approaches to reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multisensory intervention strategies. 

BESE offers a Reading Difficulties, Disabilities, and Dyslexia-Revised course that also counts toward the requirement; details found here:

Additional courses will be announced throughout the year.

If you have questions. please contact Robin King, Certification Specialist: