Reading Requirements

​Required Reading Course Work

In July 1998, the State Board of Education increased the number of reading credits for teachers at all educational levels.  

Certificate holders with certification in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education Infant-3 and 1-8 are required to complete 12 semester hours in reading.  

Certificate holders with certification in a secondary content area, special education 6- Adult, and PreK-12 disciplines are required to complete 6 semester hours in reading.   


Alternative to Completing Course Work

Applicants or current certificate holders with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the reading requirement (12 semester hours) by meeting the qualifying score (162) on the Praxis II assessment: Teaching Reading: Elementary Education  5203​​

Required reading course work is documented on an educator's certificate under Ancillary Credits.