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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 Reading License. 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. Required courses have both online and face-to-face sections.

Options are as follows:

For the N.C. A-Level Reading License

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

OR

Successful completion of 18 semester hours (s.h.) of approved READ designated or READ-related courses and successful completion of the PRAXIS Teaching Reading (5204) examination.

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 the Office of Alternative Licensure, (alternativelicensure@ecu.edu) (252) 328-2700.
  • 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

Educators who have a clear 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
Administrative Support Associate

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