CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

“This course has been a goldmine for me.”

Elementary Principal, Washington

Accelerate Reading Achievement

Learn foundational skills and strategies, based on the science of reading, to teach all students to be strong readers. The Online Elementary Reading Academy is seven sessions taken over 10 weeks. New cohorts start soon.

Online Elementary Reading Academy FAQs

What is the Online Elementary Reading Academy?

The Online Elementary Reading Academy takes the best of CORE’s nationally acclaimed textbooks, the new Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 3rd edition  and recently revised Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, and packages them into a ten week, seven session asynchronous online course. The course teaches educators the essential components of reading instruction, based on the science of reading, with clear and explicit models immediately applicable in the classroom. Click here to preview the course for no cost.

Who should attend the Online Elementary Reading Academy?

This course was developed specifically for:

  • Teachers and specialists
  • Principals/assistant principals
  • Reading instructional coaches
  • Pre-service teachers or classes

What can I expect to learn in the Online Elementary Reading Academy?

The Online Elementary Reading Academy consists of seven sessions completed over 10 weeks. Complete each session on your own time, when it’s most convenient to you. Sessions cover specific skills and instructional strategies educators can apply to help all students set strong foundations for reading success. Specific topics discussed include:   

  1. Module 1 – Orientation
  2. Module 2 – The Structure of Language
  3. Module 3 – Phonemic Awareness, Explicit Phonics Instruction and Irregular Word Reading
  4. Module 4 – Multisyllabic Word Reading and Fluency
  5. Module 5 – Vocabulary
  6. Module 6 – Comprehension
  7. Module 7 – Reading Assessment for Effective Instruction

Download the syllabus.

What is the cost for attending OERA?

Course fees are $600 per participant and may be eligible for ESSER funding to overcome learning loss. Fees include the acclaimed Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures textbooks and all other course materials.

Discounts are available for groups of 114 or more. You may register up to 75 people online. If you wish to register more than 75 people, please contact or call 888.249.6155 ext. 4.

1-14 people: $600/pp
15-30 people: $580/pp
31-60 people: $560/pp
61+ people: $550/pp

Class section minimum of 20, not to exceed 30.

Participants may receive three (3) graduate level semester extension units for an additional cost of $327. These units are typically used for salary advancement. There are no additional requirements beyond successful completion of the course for a total of 45 hours. Participants may register and pay for these units once the course has started.