Online Reading Endorsement Self-Directed - Foundations of Teaching Reading (Course I) (END21051)

Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $400.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: ONLINESD / Current Applicants: 22

Course Description
This course is designed to provide and extend candidates’ knowledge of the reading process by examining theory and research as a foundation for making instructional decisions for planning and implementing effective literacy programs. In order to inform such decision-making, candidates will explore current issues, materials, strategies, and approaches to teaching reading to P-12 children in our pluralistic society.
You have up to 12 weeks from your start date to complete the class.

Enrollment must be approved and submitted by Professional Learning Coordinator. Please click on the following link to print and complete the Endorsement Application Form needed for approval.    
Endorsement Application    Please have your Professional Learning Coordinator and Principal sign this form.  Also, attach a copy of your Teaching Certificate and
(Fax to 478-988-7176) or scan and email to

Required Texts:
Course 1
Billmeyer, R. (2006). Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner: Building Strategic Learners
All 3 Courses:
You can also order the Literacy and Learning: A Trilogy 3 Book Set TRG Contains all three volumes of the Literacy and Learning Set for all three classes:
Vol. I - Strategic Reading in the Content Areas
Vol. II - Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner:  Building Strategic Learners 
Vol. III - Capturing All of the Reader Through the Reading Assessment System.
Click on link below to order:

Class Notes
Since students are required to complete most assignments, candidates must begin course on or before March 5th.  Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis to start at a later date.  However, it is the candidates responsibility to be finished by May 28th.
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Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.