CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

Learn the Science of Reading & Evidence-Based Instructional Practices

Online, on your own time over 10 weeks
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The Online Elementary Reading Academy takes the best of CORE’s nationally acclaimed Teaching Reading Sourcebook and packages it into a facilitated, seven-session asynchronous, online course. The course teaches educators the essential components of reading instruction, based on the science of reading, along with clear and explicit models immediately applicable to the classroom. Download the syllabus.

Course Benefits

  • Highly engaging sessions, completed on your own time during the course dates.
  • Utilize a variety of learning strategies including video, narrated screencasts, role playing/simulation, online discussions, and more!
  • Direct access to course facilitators.
  • Course fees include the nationally recognized textbooks, Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures.
  • Earn optional graduate college credit

The course is divided into seven sessions taken over 10 weeks:

  1. Module 1 – Course Orientation and Introduction to Dyslexia
  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

Teaching Reading Sourcebook & Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures

$600 per participant. Fees include all materials.

Class section minimum of 20, not to exceed 30. For group discounts, please contact Mark Simmons at

College Credit Option 1: Participants may receive 3 graduate level semester extension units for an additional cost of $300. 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.

College Credit Option 2: Participants may receive 3 Graduate Credits for an additional cost of $650. Requirements include successful completion of the course and completion of additional assignments for a total of 135 hours.


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Read why CORE’s professional learning and reading academies are so effective.