Reading in the Content Areas

RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas
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Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Mary Beth Crum

Fall: September 16 - December 6, 2019
Tuition: $452 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,356 per course)
Fall Tuition Due - October 9, 2019

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

You Will Learn

You will learn how to enhance the overall level of reading achievement for

  • vocabulary
  • literal understanding
  • inferential reading
  • comprehension
  • fluency
  • retention
  • literacy coaching strategies

Course Description

Research-based teaching methods, study strategies, and technology focusing on the abilities to use language processes (reading, writing, speaking, listening) to learn subject matter across the curriculum.

Who Should Enroll

Our students include:

  • 4K-Elementary, Middle School and High School Classroom Teachers
  • Reading/Math Interventionists
  • Special Education Teachers and Resource Teachers
  • English Language Arts Teachers
  • Science, Math, Social Studies, Health Teachers
  • Music and the Arts Teachers
  • Foreign Language Teachers
  • Dual-Language Spanish Teachers
  • English Language Arts Teachers
  • Academic/Instructional Coaches
  • Reading Resource Teachers
  • Title I Teachers
  • ELL/ESL Teachers
  • Bilingual Teachers
  • Reading/Literacy Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Library Media Specialists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university or reading certification program
  • refresher course
  • reading teacher certification

This is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing reading teacher certification, Wisconsin #1316

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

Withdrawal and Refund Policy


Textbook to Purchase

Serravallo, Jennifer. (2015). The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers. Heinemann; 1st edition. ISBN: 978-0325074337


E-textbooks are included with the tuition, and you will access the e-textbooks after you login to the course.

You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop.

The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet capable device.

The etextbooks are not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

  1. Billmeyer, Rachel. (2010). , Strategic Reading in the Content Area: Practical Application for Creating a Thinking Environment, 2nd edition. Rachel & Associates. ISBN: 978-0-9711292-6-9
  2. Billmeyer, Rachel. (2006). Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner, 2nd edition. Rachel & Associates. ISBN: 978-0-9711292-5-2

    If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book online from or call Printco Graphics, 888-593-1080, to place an order.

    If you have questions about your order, email Karen Delong at 
    Printco Graphics, 14112 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68144-3332 or call 402-593-1080.

Our Students Say. . .

"The communication within this class was phenomenal. Dr. Crum really seemed to 'get it' when it came to dealing with issues and questions from all of us busy teachers.I never felt like I was doing "busy" work."
~ Kitzi Klinger

"The field testing we completed during the course helped me practice and better understand the strategies."
Jenny Dachel

"This is a beneficial course for any teacher. Great shared discussions among fellow classmates, professor guidance, appropriate practice and assignments, readings and research. "
~Sue Pickett

"As a professional-writer-turned-teacher, I took this course to learn more about teaching to read, and Dr. Mary Crum offered great suggestions and positive feedback to every student."
~David Lee Morgan, Jr.

No travel to campus required
  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.