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USBE Literacy Endorsements

Secondary Literacy Interventionist Endorsement

The following fulfill requirements of the USBE Secondary Literacy Interventionist Endorsement.

Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Practicum:
Tier III Intervention for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties

EDU6636-030/040 Syllabus


EDU6660-040 Syllabus AND EDU6661-040 Syllabus

Tier II Intervention for Intermediate Readers:
Higher StepsSM Yearlong Practicum (Small Group)
EDU 5642/6642-030/040 Syllabus


Tier II Intervention for Intermediate Readers:
Higher StepsSM Semester Practicum (Small Group)
EDU 5761/6761-030/040 Syllabus

Tier I Instruction for Improved Fluency and Comprehension
EDU 6651-030/040 Syllabus


A number of University of Utah graduate courses fulfill requirements for the USBE Secondary Literacy Intervention Endorsement.
USBE Secondary Literacy Intervention Endorsement:

K-12 Literacy Specialist Endorsement

  • Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level II Certification Courses (offered through the UURC)
    • Individuals that have successully completed WRS Level I Certification and have a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field are eligible to register for Advanced Wilson Reading System courses (WRS Level II Certification).The course taught by the UURC is by invitation only.
      • Review the syllabus for the WRS Level II Steps 7-12 Practicum.
      • Review the syllabus for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.
      • Funded through donations from the UURC, George. S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and the Crawford Family Foundation.
      • Attendance at the WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course is a pre-requisite for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum but is also beneficial as a stand-alone course. We welcome educators to attend the course who are currently participating in a WRS Level I practicum during the current school year and any who have previously certified in WRS Level I.
      • Dates: Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3, 2024 Time: 9:00 - 3:30 Cost: $395.00 Please contact Michele Blake if you have questions about the course.
    The WRS Level II Certification & University of Utah graduate course fulfill requirements for the USBE Literacy Specialist K-12 Endorsement.
    USBE Literacy Specialist K-12 Endorsement:

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