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Choose from a list of online graduate-level courses and programs to meet your goals for:

  • continuing education
  • certificate
  • license renewal
  • electives in the Master of Science in Education degree
  • your Professional Development Plan
  • graduate credits for transfer to another university.
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    •    Assessment
    •    Autism
    •    Classroom Management and PBIS
    •    Differentiating Instruction and Response to Intervention
    •    Educational Technology
    •    E-learning and Online Teaching Courses and Certificate
    •    History/Social Studies/Humanities
    •    Instructional Design Courses and Certificate
    •    Instructional Strategies
    •    Math and Mathematics Specialist Certificate
    •    Reading, Literacy, and Reading Teacher Certification
    •    Literacy Coaching Courses and Reading Specialist Certification
    •    School Library/Media Specialist
    •    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    •    Writing

Educational Technology Online Courses


NEW - EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computer Coding and Computational Thinking
3 graduate credits
Learn how to teach computer coding and design instructional activities that solve real-world problems.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: October 2 - December 1, 2017
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EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits
Design a makerspace in your school, library or classroom that increases creativity and supports learning in all content areas.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
2 graduate credits
Implement a project-based flipped approach to improve learner engagement using active learning strategies, includes classroom management, effective assessment, and collaboration techniques.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More      Register

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
3 graduate credits
Learn how to apply online teaching best practices and theories to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning, or convert courses and training/workshops for online delivery.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 5 - October 27, 2017 or October 9 - December 1, 2017
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Instructional Strategies Online Courses


EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
1 graduate credit
This course provides the fundamentals of game-based learning and gamification in an engaging self-paced environment that features strategies like badges and quests.
Summer: July 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - October 20, 2017
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EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits
Design a makerspace in your school, library or classroom that increases creativity and supports learning in all content areas.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register

EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy - The Power of Primary Sources
2 graduate credits
Designed for educators in all content areas who are incorporating primary sources, disciplinary literacy, inquiry and informational text using quality Web-based collections of primary source artifacts in your teaching activities.
Summer: June 12 - July 28, 2017
Not Offered Fall 2017
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EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Accessibility
2 graduate credits
Systematically plan instruction according to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, including strategies that address accessibility or legislative policy.
Summer: June 12 - July 21, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
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EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
2 graduate credits
Implement a project-based flipped approach to improve learner engagement using active learning strategies, includes classroom management, effective assessment, and collaboration techniques.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More      Register


Classroom Management Online Courses


EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
2 graduate credits
Want to better help students from poverty in your classroom?  Addressing the challenges which face this population is a complex task. Learn how to improve academic achievement with your economically disadvantaged student population.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
3 graduate credits
Explore school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to address student behavior, eliminate behavioral distractions and monitor progress.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
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EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
2 graduate credits
Develop practical instructional strategies to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: October 2 - November 10, 2017
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EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management
3 graduate credit
Strategies to minimize and prevent classroom and behavior management problems.
Not Offered Summer
Fall: October 16 - December 15, 2017
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EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior
3 graduate credits
Evidence-based preventive classroom management strategies, positive behavioral supports, effective interventions, and techniques for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance, ADHD-related issues, and disruptive conduct.
Not Offered Summer
Fall: October 2 - December 2, 2017
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Assessment Online Courses


EDUC 745 Assessment for Learning - Progress Monitoring
3 graduate credits
Are you looking for ways to reduce the stress of your next teacher evaluation? Do you know how to conduct evidence-based assessment of student learning and use data to improve your teaching? Learn how to monitor student progress, graph scores, interpret data and communicate results during teacher evaluation conferences with your administrator.
Not Offered Summer 
Fall: September 9 - December 22, 2017
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EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
2 graduate credits
Select and use mathematics assessment tools to identify learning problems, monitor student progress, and implement Response to Intervention practices.
Summer: June 5 - July 14, 2017
Fall: September 5 - October 13, 2017 or October 9 - November 17, 2017
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EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
1 graduate credit
This course provides the fundamentals of game-based learning and gamification in an engaging self-paced environment that features strategies like badges and quests.
Summer: July 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - October 20, 2017
Learn More     Register


RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development
3 graduate credits
A study of the interrelationship of qualitative assessment and evaluation to literacy development including current research in reading and language arts practices.  Selection, administration and interpretation of formative and summative literacy assessments for the purpose of evaluating reading and language processes.
NOTE: This course must be completed as a prerequisite for RDGED 707 Practicum in Reading Difficulties.
Summer: June 5 - August 18, 2017
Fall: September 18 - December 1, 2017
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EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
3 graduate credits
Learn how to apply current research, rubrics, eportfolios, and technology tools to create authentic assessments.
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Fall: August 28 - October 20, 2017 or October 23 - December 15, 2017
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Assisting Students with Autism Online Course


EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
3 graduate credits
Learn strategies to assist students with language deficits, sensory needs, repetitive behaviors, and a low frustration for change. Become familiar with assistive technology devices and iPad/smartphone apps that increase communication skills.
Not offered Summer 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
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Reading and Literacy Online Courses


You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license or complete all six online reading courses if you are pursuing Wisconsin 316 Reading Teacher Certification.

Reading Teacher Certification Information

RDGED 701 Developmental Reading 4K-12
3 graduate credits
Evidence-based instructional practices to promote word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.
Summer: June 5 - August 18, 2017
Fall: September 11 - December 1, 2017
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RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12
3 graduate credits
Research-based content reading skills across the curriculum for all students, including English language learners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Summer: June 5 - August 18, 2017
Fall: September 11 - December 1, 2017
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RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5)
3 graduate credits
Explore contemporary children's literature: authors and illustrators, and all genres; curriculum and community-based literacy activities.
Summer: June 5 - August 11, 2017
Fall: September 11 - November 17, 2017
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RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
3 graduate credits
Explore contemporary formats (fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels) and traditional YA genres;  curriculum and community-based literacy activities.
Summer: June 5 - August 11, 2017
Fall: September 11 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development
3 graduate credits
A study of the interrelationship of qualitative assessment and evaluation to literacy development including current research in reading and language arts practices.  Selection, administration and interpretation of formative and summative literacy assessments for the purpose of evaluating reading and language processes.
NOTE: This course must be completed as a prerequisite for RDGED 707 Practicum in Reading Difficulties.
Summer: June 5 - August 18, 2017
Fall: September 18 - December 1, 2017
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RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties
3 graduate credits
Practical remedial interventions and strategies for integrating reading, writing and spelling into an effective program for struggling readers and special populations including the learning disabled.
Summer: May 30 - August 11, 2017
Fall: September 18 - December 8, 2017
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RDGED 707 Practicum in Reading Difficulties
3 graduate credits
Utilizing students' strengths and assessment results while teaching a student, gr. 2-10, with reading difficulties. Prerequisite: RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development)
Summer: May 15 - August 11, 2017
Fall: September 11 - December 8, 2017
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Reading Specialist Certification Online Courses

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license, or complete the following three online courses if you are pursuing a Reading Specialist Certification in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin 17 Reading Specialist Certification Information

RDGED 720 Leading and Directing the Reading Program
3 graduate credits
Developing leadership in promoting change for effective literacy programming for all students.
Not Offered Summer
Fall: September 18 - December 1, 2017
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RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction
3 graduate credits
Emphasis on coaching, consultation and ongoing professional development with a focus on observing, modeling and providing effective feedback to educators.
Not offered Summer or Fall
Spring: January 2018
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RDGED 722 Reading Specialist Field Experience
3 graduate credits
Supervised school-based practicum in reading program implementation and evaluation. Emphasis is directed toward developing coaching practices, planning professional development programs, and facilitating evidence-based reading programs. (Prerequisite RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction)
Not offered Summer 
Fall: September 11 - December 8, 2017
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Teaching Writing Online Courses


EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing Elementary (PK-5)  - 3 graduate credits
EDUC 653 Teaching and Assessing Writing Middle School-Adult - 3 graduate credits
Instructional strategies (voice, ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency and conventions) to guide the writing workshop process. Practice scoring and giving meaningful feedback. Includes digital tools and writing applications.
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
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Teaching Math Online Courses


You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license or complete four courses for the Mathematics Specialist Certificate.


EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
2 graduate credits
Select and use mathematics assessment tools to identify learning problems, monitor student progress, and implement intervention practices.
Summer: June 5 - July 14, 2017
Fall: September 5 - October 13, 2017 or October 9 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching
3 graduate credits
Instructional strategies and math interventions to help students who struggle to learn mathematics and provide for individual needs.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: October 16 - December 8, 2017
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EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 6-8)
3 graduate credits
Advanced teaching strategies and math interventions to help students meet Common Core math standards, improve test scores, and provide for individual needs.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: October 16 - December 8, 2017
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EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
3 graduate credits
Research-based evidence, data, and organizational change principles to develop, lead, evaluate, and improve PK-12 mathematics programs at the classroom, school, or district level.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: October 2 - December 1, 2017
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EDUC 663 Mathematics Specialist Field Experience
2 graduate credits
School-based practicum with emphasis on developing coaching practices, planning professional development programs, and facilitating evidence-based math programs. Prerequisite: EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
Not offered Summer term
Fall: September 18 - December 1, 2017
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STEM Education Online Courses


EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits
Design a makerspace in your school, library or classroom that increases creativity and supports learning in all content areas.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register
 

NEW - EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computer Coding and Computational Thinking
3 graduate credits
Learn how to teach computer coding and design instructional activities that solve real-world problems.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: October 2 - December 1, 2017
Learn More      Register

EDUC 658 Issues in STEM Education
3 graduate credits
Learn effective instructional strategies to help learners meet Common Core Mathematics Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (which includes engineering). Explore STEM career pathways, and examine data trends in STEM education.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Not Offered Fall 2017
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History, Social Studies, Humanities Online Courses


EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy - The Power of Primary Sources
2 graduate credits
Designed for educators in all content areas who are incorporating primary sources, disciplinary literacy, inquiry and informational text, and those working with National History Day activities. Explore quality Web-based collections of primary source artifacts and add dynamic engagement in your teaching activities. 
Summer: June 12 - August 28, 2017
Not Offered Fall 2017
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Instructional Design Courses and Certificate


You may complete all four instructional design online courses and earn an Instructional Design Certificate. All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education  degree programs.

Instructional Design Graduate Certificate Information.

EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
3 graduate credits
This course is designed to provide an in-depth comparison of current instructional design theories and models, variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, reinforcement of learning, skill transfer, and use of cognitive task analysis to determine instructional content.
Fall: August 28 - October 20, 2018
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EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods
3 graduate credits
Systematic development of aligned instruction, focusing on objectives, assessment methods and instructional strategies.  Prerequisite: EDUC 765
Summer: June 26 - August 17, 2017
Fall: October 23 - December 15, 2017
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EDUC 767 Designing Computer-based Training (CBT)
3 graduate credits
Just-in-time scenario-based modular development, user interface design, visual design, usability testing, and execution of common instructional strategies employed in self-paced products. Research, trends, and standards in computer-based training; development of reusable learning objects using multimedia software. Prerequisite: EDUC 765 and 766
Fall: August 28 - October 20, 2017
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EDUC 768 Project Management for Instructional Development
3 graduate credits
Examination of the initiation, planning, and closure of instructional development projects and practical knowledge on managing project scope, work breakdown structure, schedules, and resources including budgeting. Analysis of instructional development project life cycle. Prerequisite: EDUC 765, 766, 767
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Fall: October 23 - December 22, 2017
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E-learning and Online Teaching Courses and Certificate


You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a license or complete all five courses if you are pursuing the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education  degree programs.

E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Information

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
3 graduate credits
Learn how to apply online teaching best practices and theories to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning, or convert courses and training/workshops for online delivery.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 5 - October 27, 2017 or October 9 - December 1, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
3 graduate credits
Learn how to apply current research, rubrics, eportfolios, and technology tools to create authentic assessments.
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Fall: August 28 - October 20, 2017 or October 23 - December 15, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning
3 graduate credits
Learn how to create instructor-led and blended online courses that work efficiently, following a deliberate process of instructional design.
Fall: August 28 - October 20, 2017
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EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills
3 graduate credits
Discuss and practice facilitating online (for trainers and teachers) using asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies. Design online discussion prompts, develop skills in conflict resolution and collaboration through problem solving scenarios.
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Fall: October 23 - December 15, 2017
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EDUC 764 E-learning Practicum
3 graduate credits
Practicum in teaching online with a cooperating online instructor. Application of online pedagogy and technology evaluated through observation, discussion and reflections. Completion of a professional development plan and e-portfolio evidence of attainment of online teaching standards. (Note: The practicum may only be taken after all other courses for the Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching are completed.)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Fall: August 28 - December 15, 2017
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Differentiating Instruction and Response to Intervention Online Courses


EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
3 graduate credits
Explore school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to address student behavior, eliminate behavioral distractions and monitor progress.
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More      Register


EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (for online classes and face-to-face)
2 graduate credits
Systematically plan instruction according to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, including strategies that address accessibility or legislative policy.
Summer: June 12 - July 21, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
3 graduate credits
Learn strategies to assist students with language deficits, sensory needs, repetitive behaviors, and a low frustration for change. Become familiar with assistive technology devices and iPad/smartphone apps that increase communication skills. Explore functional behavior assessment, learn how to implement a behavior intervention plan.
Not offered Summer 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
2 graduate credits
Want to better help students from poverty in your classroom?  Addressing the challenges which face this population is a complex task. Learn how to improve academic achievement in your economically disadvantaged student population.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
2 graduate credits
Learn how to select and use assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student progress, and to implement Response to Intervention practices.
Summer: June 5 - July 14, 2017
Fall: September 5 - October 13, 2017 or October 9 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior (Classroom Management)
3 graduate credits
Evidence-based preventive strategies, positive behavioral supports, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance, and disruptive conduct.
Not Offered Summer 2017
Fall: October 2 - December 2, 2017
Learn More      Register

 

School Library Media Specialist Online Courses


EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits
Design a makerspace in your school, library or classroom that increases creativity and supports learning in all content areas.
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy - The Power of Primary Sources
2 graduate credits
Designed for educators in all content areas who are incorporating primary sources, disciplinary literacy, inquiry and informational text using quality Web-based collections of primary source artifacts in your teaching activities.
Summer: June 12 - July 28, 2017
Not Offered Fall 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
1 graduate credit
This course provides the fundamentals of game-based learning and gamification in an engaging self-paced environment that features strategies like badges and quests.
Summer: July 5 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - October 20, 2017
Learn More     Register


EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
2 graduate credits
Implement a project-based flipped approach to improve learner engagement using active learning strategies, includes classroom management, effective assessment, and collaboration techniques.
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017
Fall: September 25 - November 3, 2017
Learn More      Register


RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5)
3 graduate credits
Explore contemporary children's literature: authors and illustrators, and all genres; curriculum and community-based literacy activities.
Summer: June 5 - August 11, 2017
Fall; September 11 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register


RDGED 704 Young Adult (YA) Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
3 graduate credits
Explore contemporary formats (fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels) and traditional YA genres;  curriculum and community-based literacy activities.
Summer: June 5 - August 11, 2017
Fall: September 11 - November 17, 2017
Learn More     Register

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