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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 (2013-2014 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 (2013-2014 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: Fall - 2014


The reading process, emergent literacy and models for teaching reading are central themes in this course. Content includes theories of language development, research on language, cognition, and language systems as they relate to reading. Practicum work required in following term.

Prerequisite: EDRE S671 and admission to M.Ed. Reading program, or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79694JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

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

Assessment of reading, with a specific focus on the reading behaviors of individual students, and effective practices associated with developing those students' skills. Emphasis is on understanding reading difficulties, the analysis and use of reading assessments, the development of individual instructional plans, and communication of meaningful data to multiple audiences. Students will utilize multiple models of reading, and focus on those that contribute to variations in reading ability.

Prerequisite: EDRE S676.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79695JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Monday
4:30p - 6:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. Assessment materials will be mailed to students at start of term and must be returned to UAS within 10 days of term end, or a $750 fee will be charged and a hold put on your account. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6050.

Tuition and fees: $1260 (additional charges may apply)

Covers strategies that support literacy in the content areas and disciplines. Also focuses on the interrelated processes of writing, reading, listening and speaking in literacy development. Includes the use of technology as a tool to enhance content area literacy. Explores the role of teacher as researcher.

Prerequisite: Certified teachers only.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79697JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
4:45p - 6:45p
9/2 - 12/13

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

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

 
 

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