Understanding and Implementing the Science of Reading

3 Units

Course Description

Increase Literacy Skills Utilizing Science of Reading Strategies

The Science of Reading is a term connected to research-backed instruction that addresses the way that a child learns to read.  It is a systematic and explicit way of teaching that focuses on the foundational skills in reading acquisition. There has been a shift toward the Science of Reading to aide student success and help to fill the reading gap that was made more prevalent during the pandemic. In this course you will identify the components that comprise the Science of Reading, which will allow you to create an implementation plan to address students' needs and promote academic success.

Course Details

Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for education professionals that want to stay up to date in literacy strategies that address students' individual and collective needs. This includes elementary and secondary teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, Response to Intervention teams, new teachers, technology coordinators and school administrative teams.

Required Materials:  None

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand different elements that comprise the Science of Reading
  • Recognize the advantages of the Science of Reading on student success
  • Design an implementation map to incorporate the Science of Reading into your school setting


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