This course is designed to assist teachers at the elementary through high school level in the development of specific skills and methods required to effectively teach strategic reading. This metacognitive skill is vital for students to have as it allows them to more effectively read and think critically, both of which improve comprehension across the curriculum. The course will include strategies for comprehending non-fiction, informational, and narrative text, vocabulary development, reciprocal teaching, reflective strategies, and more. A framework for teaching reading will be established by examining current research and effective practices that will allow the teacher to develop content literacy for them and their students.
Available for graduate credit from Carlow University, The College of Saint Rose, Madonna University, and Notre Dame College.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will 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.
Session 1: Foundations of Teaching Reading Across the Curriculum
Session 2: Understanding the Reading Process
Session 3: Cognitive Tools for Reading
Session 4: Nonfiction/Informational Text
Session 5: Nonfiction/Informational Text: Before, During, and After Reading Strategies
Session 6: Narrative Text
Session 7: Vocabulary Development
Session 8: Reflective and Writing Strategies
Session 9: Reciprocal Teaching
Session 10: Strategic Teaching and Planning
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face 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 tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
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.