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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: Spring - 2015


Third course in a sequence focused on the theories and processes of reading. Emphasizes the connection between thinking and reading, and between the process of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. Examines the social and emotional aspects of reading and the ways people respond to written text.

Prerequisite: EDRE S674.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37078JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
4:30p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

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

Participants read, analyze and design ways to use a wide variety of literature to support readers at all levels. Includes literary analysis; studies in genre, multicultural and Alaskan literature; Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools; fostering appreciation and response to literature and motivating readers at all levels.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37079JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Certified teachers 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. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

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

A capstone course to display and increase the reading professional's knowledge base, particularly related to reading instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Leadership skills emphasize teachers as active members of learning communities, with collaborative and integrative skills needed in complex organizations. They bring specialized knowledge to colleagues and lay persons, and help translate it into concrete applications that improve student learning. Topics include identifying, implementing and supporting effective instruction for diverse students; collaboration and communication with all stakeholders; and professional development and support for those working with diverse students. Practicum required.

Prerequisite: M.Ed. Reading Specialist students only and instructor approval required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37080JD1Lisa Richardson
DISTELIVE
Thursday
4:45p - 6:45p
1/12 - 5/2

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. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

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

 
 

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