Project READ is an independent study program designed for busy educators who wish to remain on the “cutting edge” in their chosen disciplines. Project READ was developed by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education in conjunction with educators from the Department of Defense Education Activity and Overseas International Schools. The courses in this series are approved by DoDEA.
Review courses by clicking on a book category listed below; or for your convenience, view this printable PDF of the current booklist by category which includes brief book descriptions:
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Project READ is a series of one-unit independent study courses for Department of Defense Schools and International school educators
Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.
Project READ for DoDEA and International School educators Series consists of one-unit independent study courses for professional growth
Project READ is a series of one-unit independent study courses for Department of Defense Schools and International school educator
Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:
Enroll in one or more courses in this series.
NOTE: If you are a DoDEA educator, DoDEA will only accept one Project READ course per semester, based on completion date (FALL: September-December; SPRING: January-May; SUMMER: June-August)
These courses are designed for Department of Defense (DoDEA) and international school educators.
Each course in this series requires access to the book listed on the course page. We recommend Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as resources for purchasing your chosen book. Additionally, the Stars and Stripes bookstore, as well as others, can order most titles.
All books have been recommended by DoDEA area supervisors. If you would like to recommend a book, please contact [email protected] for procedures to be taken. New courses are added two times a year, January 1 and July 1.
Book selections are generally available through Amazon.com, and if not, another vendor is provided for your convenience on each course page. Book descriptions can be found on the Amazon.com or other vendor’s webpage that is linked on each course page.
Earlier or later editions of the same book title can be used, per the instructor.
Book titles/courses are discontinued occasionally subject to the University of San Diego’s determination of current value to educators. Enroll now to ensure that the book title you want to use is still available for course enrollment.
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Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
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