UThink is an online learning system offered in partnership with Heidelberg University for affordable graduate coursework leading to a Reading Endorsement.
Obtain your Reading Endorsement from Heidelberg University by completing four classes and passing the OAE Reading subtest I (038) and Reading subtest II (039). Both passing rates are 220. Classes are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer.
The UThink framework and resources is compiled of research based strategies that are effective and engaging to the student and teacher. The Reading Endorsement Program offers solutions to the problems that teachers often have when teaching word study and comprehension. While teaching this framework to a former student, I not only saw his growth as a reader, but I saw a love for reading sprout back into his life. He started to see the world of reading differently, in a way that never existed in his life, and as a teacher, I felt accomplished knowing that he loved reading again.
Four online courses are required for the Reading Endorsement:
- Foundations of Literacy – EDRE 552
- Content Area Reading – EDRE 553
- Diagnosis of Reading Abilities – EDRE 555
- Reading Intervention – EDRE 556
Courses prepare educators to teach reading and literacy skills to kindergarten through grade 12 students. Coursework meets state and professional standards.
You must have 12 hours of undergraduate or graduate reading courses prior to taking reading endorsement classes. One of the prerequisite classes is a phonics class or its equivalent.
Reading Endorsement Courses and Sequence
If you wish to complete coursework in two semesters, register for EDRE 552 in Term 1 and EDRE 555 in Term 2 in the first semester. In the second semester, register for EDRE 553 in Term 1 and and EDRE 556 in Term 2.
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