NUES Reading Level I Endorsement Program:

2015-16 Cohort

NUES in partnership with Southern Utah University is sponsoring a Reading Level I Educator Endorsement Program beginning on August 26, 2015. All rural educators are eligible participate. Others may participate on a space available basis. Informational Flyer.

Pre-registration: Prior to registering for classes, you need to be accepted by SUU and set up an SUU On-line Portal account. Click here for instructions to set up your account.

The course schedule is as follows:

  1. EDRG 5340 Foundations of Literacy (August 26-October 14, 2015) 3 Credits, Wed. Nights 4:30-9:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is August 28, 2015 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN#: 32559
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgenson
    5. Required Text: Lenses on Reading (2012)
    6. Additional Resource: American Reading Instruction
    7. Class Handouts
      1. See Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation
  2. EDRG 5330 Teaching Children's and Adolescent Literature (October 21-December 16, 2015, no class Nov 25, Thanksgiving) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-9:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is October 15, 2015 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN#: 32697
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text:
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  3. EDRG 5370 Teaching Process Writing (January 6-February 24, 2016) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-9:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is December 31, 2015 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 12595
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Ms. Ranell Wakefield
    5. Required Text: Morrison, T. G., & Wilcox, B. (2013). Developing Literacy:
      Reading and Writing To, With, and by Children. Boston, MA: Pearson.
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  4. EDRG 5380 Advanced Reading Comprehension (March 2-April 27) no class April 6th) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-9:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline - February 25, 2016 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 12718
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Ms. Jill Shumway
    5. Required Text: Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are and What's Next by Ellin Oliver Keene ISBN-13: 978-0325041636
    6. Class Handouts: See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  5. EDRG 5320 Advanced Content Literacy (May 4, 10, 12, 18, 25 June 1, 7 & 9, 2016) 3 Credits, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. nights 4:30-10:00 PM.
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is April 21, 2016 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 20766
    3. Syllabus
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text: Alvermann, D.E. & Phelps, S.F. (2007). Content reading and literacy: Succeeding in today’s diverse classroom. (you may choose any edition and we will adapt- I will be using the 5th and 7th editions).
    6. Class Handouts
      1. See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  6. IELE 5630 K-12 Literacy Practices and Processes: Instructional Implications (August 24-October 12, 2016) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-10:15
    1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline - August 23, 2016 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 32631
    3. Syllabus
    4. Instructor: Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text: Elementary: Literacy’s Beginnings: Supporting Young Readers and Writers 6th edition by Lea. M. McGee and Donald J. Richgels 
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  7. IELE 5620 Reading Assessment and Instructional Interventions (October 26-December14, 2016), 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-9:30 and Monday, November 21.
    1. Online Registration Instructions- Registration Deadline - October 24, 2016- Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 32921
    3. Syllabus
    4. Instructor: Ms. Ranell Wakefield
    5. Required Text: Reutzel, D., & Cooter Jr, R. B. (2015) Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction: Helping every child succeed (5th Ed.) International Reading Association
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
    7. Course Evaluation
  8. Other Endorsement Information
    1. Information on Required Praxis Exam
    2. USOE Endorsement Information

Registration for these courses is done via the SUU web site. Payments for the courses are done to NUES via their on-line credit card portal. Click here to make a payment. Note: No payments are made directly to SUU.

Classes will run Wednesday Nights beginning September 2, 2015 from 4:30 PM through 9:30 PM and the cost per course will be $175 per course.

For more information or questions, contact:

Amy Davis - amy@nucenter.org or 435-654-1921 x 2
Duke Mossman - duke@nucenter.org or 435-654-1921 x 1

Instructions for accessing recorded classes:

  1. Click on the following link: http://uvc.uen.net
  2. Click Log In at the top right. Enter "nues" as the login and "watchnues" as the password, then click "Log In."
  3. Click the "Channels" tab.
  4. Scroll to the NUES Reading Level I Channel
  5. Then click on the video you want to see. They are listed left to right from the most recent to the oldest. By clicking on the video you will then see the date it was recorded on the right. Click the play button to view the video.
  6. Please note that there is a 15 minute set up before each class. So you will probably want to skip that part by using the scroll bar to skip it.
  7. Please call 1-800-863-3496 opt 1 for troubleshooting help.

Tech Support Contacts:

  1. UEN VOC - 1800-863-3496, option 1 and then 1 again
  2. Duke Mossman (NUES) - 435-671-6152

Textbook Sites:

  1. Get Textbooks
  2. Textbooks.com
  3. Amazon


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