Dr. Cindy Zahn
Accredited Online Coursework
The Title I Reading Credential program is intended for students pursuing a major, or professionals with a current endorsement, in elementary education. Based on Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the purpose of the Title I credential is to put qualified teachers in the field to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments (U.S. Department of Education).
All coursework leading to the Title I Reading Credential is offered online from VCSU.
EDUC 431 is a sixty-hour field experience in which a student is placed with a certified Title I teacher in an elementary school setting.
Title I Reading Credential
1. Hold a valid North Dakota educator's professional license.
2. Have a major or endorsement in elementary education.
3. Complete the following courses:
|EDUC 375 Teaching Reading in the Content Area||2|
|EDUC 430 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties||3|
|EDUC 431 Practicum in Corrective Reading (Elementary)||2|
4. Complete a minimum of eight semester hours in no fewer than three courses. The coursework must consist of no more than two classes from each of the following areas:
|EDUC 310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDUC 313 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood Education||2|
Research & Literature in Reading/Language Arts
|EDUC 321 Foundation of Reading Instruction||3|
|EDUC 323 Methods of Reading in the Elementary School||3|
|EDUC 330 Children's Literature||3|
|EDUC 240 Educating Exceptional Students||3|
|EDUC 340 Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities||3|