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 1, 2016

(7/1 - 8/27)

EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Fall 2, 2016

(8/29 - 10/22)

EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

Fall 3, 2016

(10/24 - 12/16)

EDU 840 Elementary Reading Online
EDU 845 Secondary Reading Online

To register for the course, please complete the following:

  • Visit Our Online Application
  • Select “Graduate Level or Above”
  • Select “Graduate Non-Degree Seeking”
  • Enter the Course Name
  • Enter the Prefix and Course Number
  • Fill out the remaining personal and other information
  • Submit the application
  • No Transcripts required
  • FAFSA loans do not apply to this course
  • 25% Christian school teacher/administrator do apply to this course

If you are an educator or administrator in a private, Christian school, you may be eligible for our Christian School Teacher Grant. Please complete the following form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

Christian School Teacher Discount Application

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)