This course explores the Common Core State Standards. It will provide teachers with an understanding of the CCSS and offer the necessary strategies and tools to create an educational framework to meet the needs of students, to help them achieve success, and be fully prepared for college and the workforce. The CCSS were designed to prepare students for college and career readiness.
Although this course refers to the Common Core, the strategies, words and activities still apply to standards newly adopted by State’s that have repealed the CCSS. This course unpacks critically important strategies and tools to create an educational framework which will meet the needs of students.
Carlow University ED 610 • Madonna University EDU 5830.47 • Notre Dame College ED 632 A • The College of Saint Rose EDT 683
The required text for this course is Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement by Lucy Calkins. 978-0-325-04355-5
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1: Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
Module 2: The Reading Standards
Module 3: Literal Understanding and Text Complexity
Module 4: Reading Literature - Standards 2-9
Module 5: Reading Informational Text - Standards 2-9
Module 6: The Writing Standards
Module 7: Gaining a Greater Understanding of the Writing Standards
Module 8: The Speaking and Listening Standards
Module 9: Assessments and Reform
Module 10: Tying it All Together
Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.