NUES Reading Level I Endorsement Program:

2020-21 Cohort

NUES in partnership with Southern Utah University is sponsoring a Reading Level I Educator Endorsement Program beginning on January 8, 2020. All public educators are eligible participate. Others may participate on a space available basis. Informational Flyer.

Preregistration: Prior to registering for classes, you need to be accepted by SUU, obtain a student "T" number, and set up an SUU On-line Portal account. This process takes about a week, so begin as soon as possible. See the Online Registration Instructions below.

Payment of Class Fees: Please note that a late fee of $25 will be assessed if the class is not paid for prior to the 2nd class meeting. An additional $25 ($50 total) will be assessed if the course is not paid for prior to the 3rd class meeting of the course. After the third class meeting, all students who have not paid their class fee will be dropped from the course.

The course schedule is as follows:

  1. EDRG 5600 Foundations of Literacy (January 8 - February 19, 2020) 3 Credits, Wed. Nights 4:30-8:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline is December 28, 2019 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN#:12863
    3. Syllabus
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text: Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M. 3rd edition, Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories and Models. New York: Guilford.

      Supplemental material the instructor will use:
      Monaghan, E. Jennifer, & Barry, Arlene L. (1999). Writing the Past: teaching Reading in Colonial America and the United States 1640-1940. Newark, DE: International Reading Association

    6. Additional Resource:
    7. Class Handouts
      1. See Canvas
  2. EDRG 5660 Literature and Informational Texts for Children and Adolescents (February 26-April 1, 2020) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline is February 19, 2020 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN#:12864
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text: Children’s Literature Briefly - sixth edition by Mike Tunnell and James Jacobs (2016).
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
  3. EDRG 5650 Writing Instruction (September 9 - October 14, 2020) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline - September 1, 2020 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN:33585
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Carrie Weldon & MarKay Anderson
    5. Texts:

      Bazerman, C. (2007). Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text. Florence, KY: Routledge. 

      Graham, S., MacArthur, C.A., & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2013).Best practices in writing instruction(2nd ed.).  New York, NY:  Guilford.

      MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S., & Fitzgerald, J.  (2008).Handbook of Writing Research.  New York, NY:  Guilford.

    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
  4. EDRG 5640 Reading Comprehension Instruction (October 21 - December 2, 2020, no class November 25) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline is October 14, 2020 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      1. SUU CRN:32784
      2. Syllabus:
      3. Instructor: Ms. Carrie Weldon & MarKay Anderson
      4. Texts:

        Brown, R., & Dewitz, P. (2013). Building comprehension in every classroom: Instruction with literature, informational texts, and basal programs. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

        Parris, S.R., Headley, K., & Morrow, L.M. Eds. (2015). Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices. Solving Problems in Teaching Literacy, 3rd Ed. New York: Guilford Press.

        Utah Core Standards for English/LanguageArts (2010). Utah State Office of Education. Retrieved February 22, 2013 fromhttp://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/main/Core-Curriculum/By-Subject.aspx (Common Core State Standards).

      5. Class Handouts
        1. See Canvas
  5. EDRG 5630 K-12 Literacy Practices and Processes: Instructional Implications (January 6 - February 10, 2021) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM.
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline - December 30, 2020 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      1. SUU CRN:13483
      2. Syllabus:
      3. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
      4. Required Text: See Syllabus - None required.
      5. Class Handouts:
        1. See Canvas
  6. EDRG 5610 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (February 17 -March 31, 2021), 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM. No class on March 17th.
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline - February 17, 2021 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN: 13697
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Ms. Cris Labrum
    5. Required Text: Alvermann, D.E. & Phelps, S.F. Content reading and literacy: Succeeding in
      todays diverse classroom. ( you may choose any edition and we will adapt- I will be using the 7th (2012) and 8th (2016) editions).
    6. Class Handouts:
      1. See Canvas
  7. EDRG 5620 Reading Assessment and Instructional Interventions (April 14 - May 19, 2021), 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM.
    1. Online Registration Instructions: Registration Deadline -April 7, 2021 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
    2. SUU CRN:13700
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Ms. Cris Labrum
    5. Required Text: Reutzel, D., & Cooter Jr, R. B. (2015) Strategies for reading assessment and instruction: Helping every child succeed (5t h Ed.) International Reading Association
    6. Class Handouts: See Canvas
  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 January 8, 2020 from 4:30 PM through 8:30 PM and the cost per course will be $200 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://ivcr.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 "NUES" .
  4. Then click on the video you want to view.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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