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Reading Specialist

The UAS Reading Specialist programs prepare graduates to become reading specialists for children in kindergarten through the twelfth grade.  Program candidates will apply reading theory and research, learn new methodologies, and develop collaborative leadership skills. Candidates address the Alaska English/Language Arts standards while recognizing and addressing how individual students may vary in achieving standardized goals. Candidates increase their abilities to teach fluent reading skills and comprehension strategies, assess reading difficulties, and develop student engagement in reading. Candidates gain the skills to work with colleagues and provide leadership in literacy issues to their colleagues and district.

 
The Reading Specialist programs are completely e-Learning delivered, with the exception of one summer, three-week course conducted in Juneau. All e-Learning courses use computer or audio conference instruction.   Coursework is dynamic, interactive and reflective.  Assignments often apply concepts directly with classroom practice. 

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Master of Education: Reading Specialist

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours33
Program Requirements33
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDRES671Language Reading and Culture3
EDRES674Developing Reading ECE-123
EDRES675Reading and Cognition3
EDRES676Reading Instruction and Assessment I3
EDRES677Reading Instruction and Assessment II3
EDRES678Literature and Reading, Supporting Readers at All Levels3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDRES696Reading Teacher as Leader*3
EDRES698Master’s Research Project or Portfolio3
*Must pass ED S696 with a B or higher to graduate
Recommendation for certification will be issued upon completion of the above coursework. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development grants the endorsement upon completion of the Institutional Recommendations and the required fee from the student. Students must be accepted into the graduate certificate program.

Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Application Requirements

Admission to the Reading Certificate program requires the same application materials as the M.Ed. in Reading Specialist. If the Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate application is submitted with the M.Ed. application, the $60 application fee will be charged only once.

Minimum Credit Hours24
EDRES671Language, Culture & Literacy3
EDRES674Developing Reading, ECE-123
EDRES675Reading and Cognition3
EDRES676Reading Instruction & Assessment I3
EDRES677Reading Instruction & Assessment II3
EDRES678Literature & Reading: Supporting Readers at all Levels3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDRES696Teacher as Leader3
Exit Requirements
  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses
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EDRE Classes: Summer - 2015


Core emphasis is the research on sociolinguistics as it relates to reading. Focus is on language acquisition, dialect, and home and community influences. The history and philosophy of reading are also course components.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. Reading program or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51739JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Mon - Thu
9:00a - 12:00p
6/1 - 6/25

Course delivered by online web meeting sessions via Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order textbooks from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on teaching reading and writing using a variety of reading, writing and study strategies and proven, effective practices for a broad range of students, including those with special needs. Topics include reading comprehension, word identification, vocabulary, spelling, study skills, and the writing process, including planning and mechanics. The Alaska Standards for English/Language Arts and the assessment of reading and writing skills and proficiencies are emphasized. Students will teach their own students how to improve their reading and writing, and will develop and implement a classroom-based comprehensive reading program they will share as a model for a school program.

Prerequisite: EDRE S675.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51740J01Laurie Schoenberger
DISTWEB
5/26 - 6/2
EG224
Thu, Fri
12:30p - 3:30p
6/4 - 6/5
EG224
Thu, Fri
8:30a - 12:00p
6/4 - 6/5
JUNEAUSCHL
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 11:30a
6/8 - 6/26
EG224
Mon - Fri
12:30p - 3:30p
6/8 - 6/26

Requires Travel to Juneau. To arrange UAS housing/meals call 1-907-796-6443. Daily practicum hours in Juneau schools to be arranged by M.ED. Reading program coordinator. The first week will be delivered asynchronously and the balance will be face to face in Juneau. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call 1-907-796-6050.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

A research paper, project, or a professional portfolio, jointly approved by the student's graduate committee and the student; to coincide with the student's professional objectives. The portfolio should document the required knowledge and ability to apply the standards set by the UAS School of Education. Portfolio criteria should be obtained from the School of Education or the graduate advisor.

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51741JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: M.Ed. Reading program students only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For registration information call 1-907-796-6424.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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