Reading in the Content Areas

Renew your teaching license and enhance your teaching skills using interventions for students struggling with reading in the content classroom.
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Our RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas online course includes strategies for

  • teaching the specific skills students need to read content effectively.
  • supporting students in using all forms of text in the content classroom.
  • classifying content area vocabulary and teaching strategies for literal understanding, inferential reading, comprehension, fluency, and retention.

Register now to reserve a spot.
There is no registration fee to reserve a class.

We invite you to enroll in our Reading in the Content Areas course to meet your professional development goals if you need teaching license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course. 

Online Course
3 semester hours of graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Emily Hines

Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024
Tuition: $476 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,428 for a three-credit course)
Fall Tuition Due: TBA

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development.

Our online Reading in the Content Areas course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

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
  • 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


How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is top-rated, 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, J. (2023). The reading strategies book 2.0: Your research-based guide to developing skilled readers. Heinemann.


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

  1. Billmeyer, R. (2010). Strategic reading in the content area: Practical application for creating a thinking environment, (2nd ed.). Rachel & Associates. 
  2. Billmeyer, R. (2006). Strategies to engage the mind of the learner, (2nd ed.). Rachel & Associates.

    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. 

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

"This course helped me practice and better understand how to teach reading 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.