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MSDE-Approved Reading Courses Offered for Teachers

Release Date: 8/22/2006


CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor

Carroll Community College Offers MSDE-Approved Reading Courses for Teachers

In fall 2006 and spring/summer 2007, Carroll Community College (Carroll)  will offer reading courses for teachers seeking early childhood/elementary certification and renewal, and secondary certification and renewal. The courses are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Fall, 2006 classes begin Monday, Aug. 28. The last day of registration is Saturday, Aug. 26.

Faculty will offer classroom instruction, project-based assignments, individual conferencing, and online instruction.

The reading courses are approved by MSDE to meet the new reading course work requirements for teachers. They may be eligible for reimbursement by Carroll County Public Schools if the courses are required for initial certification or certification renewal.

For early childhood/elementary certification and renewal, courses include Processes and Acquisition of Reading and Instruction of Reading. For secondary certification and renewal, courses include Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part 1 and Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part II.
In addition, Carroll offers courses for conditional teachers completing their MSDE certification. They include Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Assessment in Education. 

To register, go to Room A 102 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md. Contact Susan Sies, associate professor and coordinator of education, at 410-386-8325 for more information. Or e-mail


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