Price $225.00

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Course Features
Language: English
7-Week, Facilitated Course
Graduate Course: 3 Credit Hours
Study Level: Advanced
College of Charleston Transcript


This course is centered on the text, Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman. The course examines the factors necessary to effectively administer and supervise literacy programs. Topics include high quality leadership, change that matters, responsive instruction/feedback/assessment, effective reading and writing practices, reducing the need for intervention, and Professional Literacy Communities.

This course is for professional development credit only. VirtualSC PD courses do not count towards any type of degree.

Course Outline

Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Literacy and Leadership: Change that Matters
Week 3: Responsive Instruction, Feedback, and Assessment
Week 4: Reading and Writing Priorities
Week 5: Reducing the Need for Intervention
Week 6: Leadership Priorities
Week 7: Professional Literacy Communities


This is an advanced level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Virtual Meeting sessions. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.

This course is one of four that leads to certification as a literacy specialist. Prior to completion of this course, the participant should have already successfully completed each of the following courses:

Required Materials

Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman is a required professional book for this class. It can be ordered from Amazon as a digital edition for $27.18, or in paperback for $28.61. All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop, other than the book listed above, are available online.


When you register for a graduate course there are two steps: first with VirtualSC PD and then with The College of Charleston. Upon registration with VirtualSC PD, directions will be emailed to you for completing registration with The College of Charleston. Check the email used to create your Genius account often.

  • Registration with The College of Charleston is required for each graduate course in order for credit to be awarded.