Course Description

Examines the theoretical and empirical bases of effective reading instruction, surveying current research on literacy and the science of reading. Informed by the five key aspects of reading development first identified in the 2000 National Reading Panel Report--phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension--students will gain an understanding of the process of reading development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective literacy instruction.

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Section Title
Foundations of Reading Instruction
Mar 27, 2024 to Jun 07, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $675.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

The registration deadline is April 5, 2024 by the end of the day.

While this course has no formally scheduled class sessions, it does require weekly participation in class bulletin board discussions. Please note that the course will not show up in your Canvas account until the start date.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU prior to the first class session will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawals submitted online within 7 days of the first class session will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the last class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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