If you have been identified as teaching out-of-field in Reading, you are mandated to take a minimum of 120 points in district in-service or six semester hours of college coursework in Reading prior to the end of April in the school year in which you were placed out-of-field. You must continue to complete out-of-field training each school year or until you have obtained certification in Reading.  Note that failure to comply will impact your future placement/assignments up to including non-renewal of your contract.

    Your out-of-field record will remain open until you have added Reading to your certificate. Parent notification will be required to be sent home to the parents of the affected students.  Once you obtain the certificate reflecting Reading, be sure to notify so your out-of-field record can be closed.  Note: no money is saved by waiting to add a certification area to your certificate when you submit your application for renewal and/or your initial professional certificate.  You are urged to apply immediately for the addition once you have met and can document the subject area requirements


    There are five courses needed to obtain the Reading Endorsement. 

    • Foundations of Literacy
    • Application of Research-Based Literacy Practices
    • Foundations of Literacy Assessment
    • Differentiated Reading Instruction
    • Demonstration of Accomplished Practices

    Broward Virtual University In-service Courses in Reading:

    SPRING 1 Semester

    Registration Window - 12/2/2019 to 2/14/2020

    Start Date - 1/27/2020

    SPRING 2 Semester

    Registration Window - 12/2/2019 to 2/14/2020

    Start Date - 2/24/2020

    Once you have completed all courses required to add the Reading Endorsement (if completed via district in-service courses) you will need to submit an application to the Florida Department of Education and fee (paid through the district) for the addition.  For complete steps on submitting the addition application and fee go to Talent Acquisition and Operations, Instructional (click on "Florida Certificate Additions").

    If the courses were completed as college credit, you will need to submit an application, fee, and official transcripts (showing completion of the Reading courses) to the Florida Department of Education.

    If you elect to complete Reading training requirements as district in-service, it is imperative that you register as soon as possible for the course(s) as courses fill up quickly.  Register for courses through Learning Across Broward (LAB).   NOTE: If the course you attempt to register for is full, please email to request to be placed on a waiting list.

    NOTE: The Infield Status Rubric is not an option for satisfying out-of-field requirements in the subject of Reading.