Reading Endorsement

Language, Literacy and Culture

An Integrated Curriculum and a Critical Pedagogy for Distance Education
Description of the Program:
The Distance Education Reading Endorsement Program at NMSU is an on-line, 24 credit hour program that qualifies teachers for the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) K-12 reading endorsement.

  • Graduate courses in Reading at NMSU are aligned with endorsement requirements by NMPED.
  • Graduate courses in Reading meet content and teaching standards of the International Reading Association (IRA ) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Core Courses & Program Overview:

  • RDG 510 Adult and Family Literacy
  • RDG 511 Literacy Assessment & Evaluation
  • RDG 522 Language and Literacy Acquisition
  • RDG 525 Pedagogy and Theory of Young Adult Literature
  • RDG 530 Sociopsycholinguistics of Reading
  • RDG 555 Introduction to Instructional Leadership for Literacy Education
  • RDG 585 Internship in Reading /Literacy
  • RDG 598 Special Topics: Theory and Pedagogy of Writing

Program Entry Requirements & Registration Procedures:

  • All K-12 teachers who have an interest in understanding Reading/ Literacy are encouraged to contact our faculty.
    For more information contact Dr. Mary Fahrenbruck ( or (575-646-2326).
  • To apply: Go to the NMSU Graduate School ( and click on the “Apply to Graduate School” button on the right side.
  • There is an application fee assessed by NMSU Graduate School. Also, a $20 university entrance fee for new non-degree students. Degree seeking students must be fully admitted to the Graduate School.
  • Students in Online programs will be assessed a per credit distance education fee.