SEDC and USOE are offering classes to teachers who wish to acquire a Reading Level II Endorsement.

Teachers who have obtained a Level I Endorsement and who want to work as school- or district-level literacy coaches will want to complete the Level 2 Endorsement. This endorsement provides a systems-level perspective on literacy instruction and program design and will deepen the candidate’s knowledge of literacy instruction and implementation. 

SEDC will facilitate the three classes needed for this endorsement.

Please click here to download the Application.

“The purpose of this graduate-level course is to help practicing teachers acquire foundational and declarative knowledge about literacy instruction. This includes historical perspectives on reading instruction, an introduction to theories and models of literacy acquisition, and discussions of research related to lifelong literacy and its instructional implications. An examination of the history of the field  of literacy will include the debates and various stances of reading researchers and the instructional directives developed as a result of the research.”

The first course offered will be Research in Reading Med 6355

The second course offered will be Supervision of Literacy Programs

The third class offered will be an Internship

See Framework and full course description here.


Leslie Adams is the Title I/Literacy Coordinator for Iron County School District.  She has been an educator for 28 years, teaching 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades, struggling readers, and adults.  Leslie has a Master of Education degree, a Level II Reading Endorsement, is a certified Early, Next, and Higher Steps trainer, and is a certified regional LETRS trainer. Along with her district position, Leslie is currently working with the Utah State Office of Education as a writer for the Language Arts Core Academy.


Classes will be held in a maximum of 6 sites (28 seats) via IVC within the SEDC Region, including, but not limited to:

SEDC Office in Cedar City

Beaver U

Kane District Office

Washington County (TBD)

Garfield District Office

Millard District Office

Various Schools

Class is open to all Teachers in the above Districts, including those in Charter Schools. Sites will be determined after registration, as location depends on need.


Dates and Times


The first two classes have been completed, the third class is an internship and will begin September 17, 2015 via IVC and rest of the times/dates are to be determined due to it being an internship.

You must have completed the first two classes to join this one.


There  will be a nominal cost charged by SUU to process credits.

There will be a $100 fee per student for each course. Teachers are responsible for $50 and SEDC will pay $50.


Registration is Closed