CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

Learn the Essential Components of Reading Instruction

Online, on your own time over 7 weeks
Next session starts March 15, 2018

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 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:

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

Teaching Reading Sourcebook & Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures

$500 per participant. Fees include all materials.

Class section minimum of 12, 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 $285. 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 $575. Requirements include successful completion of the course and completion of additional assignments for a total of 135 hours.


Read an evaluation of the Online Elementary Reading Academy.

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