For Educators

ELED 580:  Introduction to Reading

3 credits
Summer I (5-week session: June 2-July 3, 2014)
Delivery: Online (no face-to-face meetings)


Introduction to Reading is a foundational reading course in which you will learn about the reading process including how children learn to read, how to incorporate reading strategies in reading and other content areas, how to create a learning environment that fosters literacy growth, and how to use research to reflect on the your attitudes and beliefs about the teaching of reading. Course content is appropriate for teachers of students in grades K to 8.

Course syllabus: click here

Required Readings
  1. 50 Literacy Strategies: Step by Step, 3rd edition by Gail E. Tompkins
  2. Additional readings supplied on the Blackboard Course Site under "Course Documents."
Who Should Enroll
  • Educators:  This course is required as the first course in the series needed to receive credentials for "Reading Teacher" as a licensure area in Indiana. It also may be appropriate toward teaching licensure renewal (please contact your school corporation official for confirmation if appropriate), and as an elective in a master degree program.
How To Enroll
  • New students (including summer guests) must complete the appropriate admission application prior to registering for classes. For instructions, visit graduate admissions.
  • Current ISU students should consult with their advisors prior to enrolling.

Note:  This course is listed in the class schedule under "Summer I 2014."


For assistance or further information regarding this course, contact:

Kathryn L. Bauserman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education
Indiana State University
(812) 237-2853

Last updated April 30, 2014