The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Read to Succeed Courses

SC Read to Succeed Endorsement and Requirement Literacy Courses

Earn your South Carolina Read to Succeed (R2S) endorsement by taking courses at the Zucker Family School of Education. The goal of the South Carolina Read to Succeed Act (R2S) is to ensure that every educator at every grade level in every school and subject area is committed and able to support reading development of the South Carolina students they serve. This legislation established two literacy endorsements for in-service teachers: the R2S Literacy Teacher endorsement and the R2S Literacy Requirement.

Why take Read to Succeed coursework at The Citadel?
•    Reputation—The Citadel is the only Lowcountry institution to offer the M.Ed. in Literacy Education. Our literacy education programs are nationally recognized by the International Literacy Association.
•    Flexibility—Courses are offered on campus, online, and in hybrid formats.
•    Professional Growth—The Citadel offers unparalleled professional networking opportunities.
•    Degree and Certificate Options—All R2S coursework can be transferred to The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education and/or Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education.

What is the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement?
•    All certified Early Childhood, Elementary, ESOL, Special Education, and Montessori teachers must complete the R2S Literacy Teacher endorsement within 10 years or two renewal cycles.
•    Required coursework offered by The Citadel:

o    Foundations in Literacy (EDUC 588)
o    Methods and Materials for Developing Literacy Skills (EDUC 589)
o    Literacy Assessment (EDUC 590)
o    Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (EDUC 592)

What is the R2S Requirement?
•    All certified middle and high school teachers, career and technology teachers, administrators, library media specialists, school psychologists, speech therapists/pathologists, and guidance counselors (elementary and secondary) must complete the R2S Requirement Endorsement within five years or one renewal cycle.
•    Required coursework offered by The Citadel:

o    Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (EDUC 592)

How do I apply?
•    To take the courses for R2S Literacy Teacher endorsement or for the R2S Requirement, apply as a non-degree seeking student through the Citadel Graduate College and supply an official transcript reflecting highest degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university.
•    To take courses for the Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education, apply to the certificate program through the Citadel Graduate College. Supply an official transcript reflecting highest degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university and a valid teaching certificate issued by South Carolina or another state. For additional information see Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education.
•    To take courses for the Master of Education in Literacy Education, apply to the master’s program through the Citadel Graduate College. Supply an official transcript reflecting highest degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university and a valid teaching certificate issued by South Carolina or another state. Applicants are expected to have a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average. For additional program information see M.Ed. in Literacy Education.

Who do I contact for more information?

Dr. Robin Jocius
Assistant Professor of Education
Coordinator, Literacy Division
Summer Reading Program

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