The School of Education at DSC now offers a Florida state-approved reading endorsement
for full-time teachers, coaches, administrators and more!
The Reading Endorsement will allow Florida educators to meet the need for highly-qualified
teachers in reading, per the Florida Department of Education requirements under the
Just Read, Florida! initiative.
The Reading Endorsement can be earned completing the five reading competencies through
three rigorous online courses:
- RED3012- Principles of Reading, demonstration instruction regarding phonological awareness,
vocabulary, and fluency. This includes how to adjust your textbook, primary or secondary
sources for readability to offer engagement for your struggling readers. (3 credit
hours, 7 week class, Fall or Spring)
- RED4519- Diagnosis, Intervention in Reading, all the details about the how and why
of diagnostic tools, multisensory techniques, literacy measures, and data collection
for students with dyslexia… and more! (3 credit hours, 15 week class, Fall or Spring)
- RED4844- Reading Practicum which requires observation or video submission with professor
feedback and instructional strategy evaluations. (3 credit hours, 7 week class, only
offered in the B term of Fall or Spring semesters)
Students can opt to take all 3 courses in one semester, or one at a time. (Fall -
August-December or Spring - January-May).
To apply, please follow these steps:
- Apply to Daytona State College using the link below - major Special Credit Reading
Endorsement - Teacher Cert for non-degree seeking student. Apply Here
- Along with application, submit proof of residency, teaching status, and then track
any outstanding items on your “To-Do” List once you’ve created an account.
- Have your Human Resources department send an employment verification letter to Admissions
OR if you are not currently teaching…
Complete the Volusia County Schools Volunteer clearance
The following links will take you directly to the Online Volunteer Application site:
School volunteers/college students must complete the volunteer application by visiting
the district website (access it through any computer or other electronic devices)
or to complete an application at the Raptor Kiosk (if available at the school site).
Just click on the URL of your choice and complete the application. Once submitted,
the online application will be re-directed to the VIPS Department for approval.
The application will stay on a "hold" queue until the volunteer applicant has visited
the school of choice (or see Ashorda Foley at Atlantic High School in portable 2)
and has an ID scanned into the visitor module. Provided that the applicant clears
the sexual predator/offender database performed by the Raptor System, then, the application
will be approved and an email will be generated by the system that will inform the
applicant of their volunteer status.
For questions, please call the School of Education (386) 506-4374