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Noble Reading Courses

Noble Education Initiative is pleased to announce Noble Reading Courses (NRC). Participants will receive 3-college credit hours for each 60-hour course through Miami Regional University. An official transcript can be requested directly from NEI’s partner Miami Regional University to be sent directly to the Florida Department of Education. All courses can be utilized to meet reading endorsement requirements!

Participants may register for Reading 1 and Reading 2 (Reading 1 and 2 are co-requisites offered as a bundle). Reading 3, Reading 4, and Reading 5 are standalone courses. Courses must be completed in order.

2023 Start Dates

  • February 27, 2023
  • March 27, 2023
  • April 24, 2023
  • May 29, 2023
  • June 26, 2023
  • July 31, 2023
  • August 28, 2023
  • September 25, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • November 27, 2023

*Each course takes 10 weeks to complete.

Course Offerings

Reading 1: Foundations of Instruction & Reading 2: Application of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices

*Reading 1 and Reading 2 are Co-requisites and must be taken together
Course Code: MRU RED4151 & MRU RED3312

In this course, learners will explore the research behind providing students with the foundations of reading instruction. Learners will gain an understanding of the six components of reading as a process. Specifically, the learner will be introduced to eight important aspects:

  1. Understanding the six reading components of comprehension, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary.
  2. Applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading to scaffold student learning.
  3. Determining instructional practices that develop higher-order thinking skills and facilitate text-reading skills in appropriate content areas.
  4. Selecting appropriate resources and materials for the subject matter and student literacy levels.
  5. Engaging in the systematic problem-solving process to identify students with reading difficulties, including students with the characteristics of dyslexia, to provide appropriate interventions in tandem with progress monitoring.
  6. Discovering how to scaffold student learning through the application of the principles of research-based reading instruction while integrating the six components of reading.
  7. Administering and documenting appropriate formal and formal assessments to inform instruction to meet the needs of students within the six components of reading.
  8. Selecting appropriate resources and materials for the subject matter and student literacy levels.
6 credits / 120 Points - $600.00
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Reading 3: Foundations and Application of Assessment

*Required before starting course: Reading Courses 1 & 2
Course Code: MRU RED4310

In this course, the learner will learn the research behind selecting and administering appropriate assessments and analyzing data to inform reading instruction. Specifically, the learner will be introduced to four important aspects:

  1. Understanding characteristics, purposes, and functions of reading assessments to identify students’ strengths and needs.
  2. Administering various formal and informal assessments across each component of reading.
  3. Analyzing data, interpreting results, and identifying trends to inform reading instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  4. Engaging in the systematic problem-solving process to identify characteristics of conditions such as dyslexia, provide appropriate interventions, and conduct effective progress monitoring.
3 credits / 60 Points - $300.00
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Reading 4: Foundations and Application of Differentiated Instruction

*Required before starting course: Reading Courses 1, 2, & 3
Course Code: MRU RED4100

In this course, the learner will apply evidence-based instructional practices by differentiating process, product, and context. Specifically, the learner will be introduced to four important aspects:

  1. Implementing differentiated evidence-based reading instruction within the six components of reading.
  2. Engaging in the systematic problem-solving process to identify characteristics of conditions such as dyslexia, provide appropriate interventions, and conduct effective progress monitoring.
  3. Recognizing characteristics that impact reading proficiency to differentiate instruction to support all students.
  4. Differentiating reading instruction for English learners at varying stages of English acquisition across various levels of literacy.
3 credits / 60 Points - $300.00
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Reading 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment

*Required before starting course: Reading Courses 1, 2, 3, & 4
Course Code: MRU RED4940

This course will focus on the demonstration of accomplishment. Through a culminating practicum, educators will demonstrate their knowledge of the components of reading paired with assessments and data analysis to plan, implement, and reflect on comprehensive reading instruction for all learners. Specifically, the module will focus on four important aspects:

  1. Demonstrating knowledge of the components of reading: comprehension, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary.
  2. Implementing a comprehensive evidence-based reading plan of instruction for all students.
  3. Engaging in the systematic problem-solving process to identify characteristics of conditions such as dyslexia, provide appropriate interventions, and conduct effective progress monitoring.
  4. Utilizing assessment and data analysis to monitor progress and guide instruction over time ensuring learning gains and growth, modifying instruction as needed.
3 credits / 60 Points - $300.00
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