Effective July 1, 2009, the State of Michigan has required satisfactory completion of a three-credit Reading course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differentiated instruction.  This is required for ALL teachers applying for the Professional Teaching Certificate.

Online Reading Course Schedule


CRN Class Description Location

Fall 2, 2017
(8/28-10/21)
EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Fall 3, 2017
(10/23-12/16)
EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Spring 1, 2018
(1/1-2/24)
EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Spring 2, 2018
(2/26-4/28)
EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Spring 3, 2018
(4/30-6/23)
EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Fall 1, 2018 (Wednesdays only)
July 11 to August 1 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
EDU 540 Elementary Reading Seated - Ann Arbor Campus
EDU 545 Secondary Reading Seated - Ann Arbor Campus

To register for the course, please complete the following:

No transcripts are required and filling out the form below is free. CUAA has made the process very simple and easy to navigate. Email Julie with questions at Julie.edler@cuaa.edu.

  • Visit  Our Online Application which will open a page with 3 options.
  • Select: Non-Degree
  • Under contact information, fill out your contact information.
  • Under academic ambitions, select, I intend to enroll as a Continuing Education (Graduate Education Only)
  • Under anticipated entry term, select: Fall 2017 or Spring 2018
  • Under Please select a license or course(s), select: State Required Reading Courses
  • Under location/delivery format, select: Online or Ann Arbor for July 2018 on-campus seated course.
  • Under additional information, write in whether you need elementary or secondary and which dates you are interested in.
  • Fill out the rest of the “futurecardinal” page and hit CONTINUE. From there, you will have the first step of your application done. You can then log in and out of your account to finish the rest.

Reading Course Tuition

Graduate State Required Reading Course tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $579 per credit. CUAA only has one fee, which is a $30 technology fee. If you are a teacher at a Preferred Educational Partnership school or teach at a Christian school, you may be eligible for a tuition discount. Please be sure to submit your tuition discount form.

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 734.995.7408
Fax: 734.995.4610
Email:  financialaid@cuaa.edu

Reading Course Descriptions

EDU540/840 - Strategies for Struggling Readers & Writers in the Elementary Classroom

This course focuses on the assessment and remediation of reading disabilities and appropriate instructional intervention strategies for elementary in-service teachers. Content will include: interest inventories, English language learning screening, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, phonemics, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling and writing assessment tools, and instructional strategies. (3 credits)

EDU545/845 - Teaching for Struggling Readers & Writers in the Secondary Classroom

This course focuses on assessment and instructional strategies for students struggling with reading and writing in secondary classrooms. Teachers will research “best practices” in literacy instruction and will assess students through multiple perspectives including interest inventories, learning styles, analysis, sight word vocabulary, and fluency. Reading comprehension and the significance of a learner’s prior knowledge in the understanding of content area reading will be addresses as well as writing assessments. Differentiated instructional strategies are embedded into lesson and unit plans to accommodate varying learning needs. (3 credits)

Contact

Julie Edler
Graduate Education Outreach Coordinator
Julie.Edler@cuaa.edu