Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Instructional Coaching: Literacy, Endorsement

This endorsement is a 12-credit program designed to support already certified reading specialists as they continue to develop skills needed to be highly effective literacy coaches in PK-12 schools.  In order to be recommended for the Instructional Coaching-Literacy Emphasis Endorsement, the candidate must complete all four of the following courses and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the time of application for the endorsement from PDE. Candidates without the required teaching experience may complete the coursework and apply for the endorsement when they have the required three years of teaching experience.  All courses for the Instructional Coaching/Literacy Endorsement are available in a convenient, online format.

To access Endorsement Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Elementary Education Literacy Endorsement Program Page

Reading Specialist Fact Sheet 

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Miniimum grade of B required in all coursework
Required Courses
ELEC 614Foundations of Instructional Coaching3
ELEC 615Teacher Leadership & School Change for Instructional Coaches3
ELEC 622Literacy Assessment Analysis & Instructional Decision Making3
ELEC 643Advanced Literacy Coaching Practicum3
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Instructional Coaching: Literacy Endorsement (918E)
Revised 08.29.2023