Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Response to Intervention, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Fiona Goodyear;; (423) 439-6148

Karin Keith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Coordinator
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 70684
401A Warf-Pickel Hall
(office) 423-439-7598
(fax) 423-439-8362

Lori J. Marks, Ph.D., Chair, Graduate Coordinator
423 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
(423) 439-7685

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Applicants who meet the following criteria may be admitted unconditionally.
  • Completion of all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Completion of the PRAXIS 1 exams in reading, writing, and math with a passing score or a professional education license.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Admission Requirements for the Response to Intervention Certificate

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in a teaching field (e.g., secondary, special education, general education)
  • Applicants must have applied and been accepted into the ETSU School of Graduate studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have a copy of a valid and current teaching license (can be a graduate who is not yet teaching or is currently teaching)

Response to Intervention, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 15 credits

Requirements 15 credits
TOTAL 15 credits


Those seeking a Reading Specialist endorsement may transfer up to 9 credits into the M.Ed. in Reading upon approval from the graduate coordinator. All transfer credit must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limit.

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see