RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction

Online Course
3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Tera Ellison
Tuition: $441 per graduate credit hour ($1,323 per course)

Not Offered Summer or Fall Terms

Spring: January 14 - March 29, 2019
Tuition Due - February 27, 2019

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

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If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-232-2693.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

What You Will Learn

Course Description
Supporting teachers in learning about effective literacy instruction through coaching, consultation, and ongoing professional development. Special attention will be given to analyzing data and mastering the complexities of observing, modeling, and providing feedback to teachers.

Textbook to Purchase

Wepner, S.B., Strickland, D.S., & Quatroche, D.J.  (Eds.)  (2014).  The administration and supervision of reading programs.  (5th ed.).  New York, NY:  Teachers College Press.


Walpole, S., & McKenna, M.C.  (2013).  The literacy coach’s handbook:  A guide to research-based practice.  (2nd ed.).  New York, NY:  Guilford Press.

Who should enroll?

Educators may enroll in this course to renew a reading specialist license, to meet professional development/continuing education goals, or to transfer credit to another university's reading specialist program.

This is the second of three required courses for individuals pursuing reading specialist certification, WI #5017

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693



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