Continuing Education Course Spotlight: Foundations in Reading

A teacher reading to her students

Whether you’re a current teacher who wishes to further your skills and expertise, or you’re required to take ongoing education courses by your employer, consider enrolling in one of Grand Canyon University’s continuing education courses. These courses give current teachers a convenient and affordable way to earn graduate credits and broaden their skillsets.

One area that many teachers choose to take courses in is reading. We offer a variety of reading courses designed to help you advance your knowledge in the field, learn introductory instructional methods for teaching reading and gain further knowledge about literature and creating literate environments. One of our popular courses is REA-500TE: Foundations in Reading.

REA-500TE: Foundations in Reading

While completing the REA-500TE: Foundations in Reading course, educators are given the opportunity to survey theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. While exploring these topics, learners examine the historical foundations of reading up through today’s reading and writing development, components and processes. Also, this reading course introduces educators to professional and ethical roles of literacy coaches and reading specialists.

This course may be a good fit for teachers who are interested in literacy development, the developmental stages of reading or reading disabilities. REA-500TE: Foundations in Reading may also benefit educators who wish to move into a reading specialist role. Reading specialists often work in middle schools or high schools to help teachers develop lesson plans and assist students with developing their reading skills. As a reading specialist, you may be responsible for advocating for early literacy knowledge, assessing literacy training needs, developing literacy training courses and improving literacy curriculum.

If you are a current teacher and would like to learn more about our other continuing education courses, then visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

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