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North Carolina Reading Licensure

The Reading Education Program Area in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education provides educators with the opportunity to complete the requirements for the North Carolina A-Level and M-Level Reading Licenses. The North Carolina Reading License is an add-on license; that is, it is added onto an existing teaching license. In order to be eligible to receive the reading license, one must hold a current, valid North Carolina teaching license. The reading license is a K-12 license.

Coursework and competencies for the reading license include reading foundations, diagnostic/clinical and reading assessment, word recognition including phonics instruction, content area reading instruction, language arts instruction, children's/adolescent literature. All coursework must be approved by the Area Coordinator for Reading Education. Most of the required courses have both online and face-to-face sections.

According to very recent North Carolina legislation action, there are now several options for obtaining a N. C. Reading License. These options are as follows:

Successful completion of the PRAXIS "Teaching Reading" (0204) examination only; no reading or reading-related coursework would be required.

Successful completion of 18 semester hours (s.h.) of approved READ designated or READ-related courses and successful completion of the PRAXIS "Teaching Reading" (0204) examination.

OR

Successful completion of 24 semester hours (s.h.) of approved READ designated or READ-related courses only. No PRAXIS examination in reading is required.

Successful completion of the M.A.Ed. in Reading Education degree and program. No PRAXIS examination is required.

OR

If a current, valid, North Carolina M-Level license is presently held , then it is possible to add the M-Level Reading License without pursuing a degree. This involves successful completion of 18 s.h. of approved graduate level READ designated or READ-related courses and the PRAXIS "Reading Specialist" (0300) examination. Another option is to complete 24 s.h. of approved graduate level READ designated or READ-related courses; no PRAXIS examination is required.

Please note: 

  • All coursework taken at ECU and/or through other institutions of higher education that is considered for application to the reading license must be approved by Ms. Susan Morgan, Coordinator, Office of Alternative Licensure, (morgans@ecu.edu) (252)328-4125.
  • When selecting from the above options, please also confirm with your school system or place of employment their requirements, for obtaining add-on reading licensure.

Link for NC Praxis Test Requirements


Those who already have a teaching license and who wish to consider adding on a reading license through East Carolina University are encouraged to contact the Area Coordinator for Reading:
Dr. Johna Faulconer
233 Speight Bldg.
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Telephone: (252) 328-5570
E-mail: faulconerj@ecu.edu

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For more information, contact:

Dr. Johna Faulconer
Program Area Coordinator
233 Speight Building

Mrs. Emily-Lynn Adkins
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