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RDLA152: An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction

  • Intended for PreK-8 educators

  • Approved as SC R2S Foundations in Reading course

  • Approved for NC Literacy Credits

  • Offered throughout the year and on-demand for groups of 20+ educators

  • 6-week, facilitated course, 45 instr hours

  • See below for credit, price & start date details
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This course focuses on the fundamental principles that inform research-based literacy and reading instruction. Learners will analyze best practices for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to develop the skills required for students to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension and fluency, and gain independence. Learners will also explore the literacy needs of English language learners (ELL), students with learning disabilities, and other struggling readers. Syllabus (pdf)

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term and receive graded feedback.

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For best seat availability, enroll at least one week before the start date. Registration ends two days after the start date or sooner upon class enrollment maximum.
 3 Graduate Credits
$405 (minus any discount) + GC fee

[fee depends on GC partner chosen;
currently Morningside College offers the lowest price with a fee of only $180]
 SC: 60 Renewal Credits

 NC: 4.5 Ren/Lit Credits

 GA: 4 PLUs
$405 (minus any discount)

South Carolina Read to Succeed (R2S) Foundations in Reading course
Approved by the South Carolina Department of Education on 8/16/16, this course is one of four required to earn the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement which all SC educators certified in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, Montessori (through Elem II), and ESOL (if primary area of certification) must earn within two certificate renewal cycles.

North Carolina Literacy Credit course
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction re-affirmed the literacy credit acceptance of this course on 8/17/16.


Course Testimonials:

“This has been great--a lot of work--but great!” - Elizabeth I., Aynor, SC

“...excellent course: comprehensive and timely. It thoroughly covered every component of early literacy in the contexts of both current research and political reality. I'm still learning from it via saved files and classmates' posts. Our instructor was exemplary: knowledgeable, well-organized and responsive.” - Lee S., Beaufort, SC

"It often seems as educators that we are spending our time in courses that are just fulfilling the requirement of having a course, but I can honestly say [RDLA152] was one of the most beneficial courses I have ever taken." - K. Ambrose, Galivants Ferry, SC

“I am proud to have been a part of [RDLA152], and will be putting much of what I learned into practice in my high school science classes. Many of our students struggle with literacy, which is what drew me to this course originally. We have ELLs
who are no longer in an ESL program, but still lag native speakers. We also have students with special needs that benefit from as many creative ways as I can think of to engage and enthuse them about subject matter. This course has been like collecting Easter Eggs - vital elements that will make my job easier as well as make me a better teacher for the students who need and depend on me. Some courses you endure, others speak to your heart. This was the latter for me. I loved everything about it…”
 - Lynette Smith, Columbia, SC

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