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Science of Teaching Reading

(TExES 293)


Engaged Online Learning with Optional Graduate Course Credit

This online course is designed to support pre-service and in-service teachers who are interested in the science of teaching reading (STR) and plan to take the TExES 293 certification exam, as required by the Texas Legislature’s House Bill 3.


Step One: Online Modules

The modules, called “Chapters,” address reading pedagogy, development, foundational skills, comprehension, analysis, and response. Completing these chapters will help you learn the 13 competencies upon which the exam is based. The chapters require approximately one hour each, and they enable you to explore, explain, engage, extend, and evaluate your learning.

Upon successful completion of the chapters, you will earn the Certificate of Completion. You also have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning via a cumulative exam to earn the Certificate of Learning.


Step Two: Graduate-Level Course

Earning the Certificate of Learning makes you eligible to apply to UHD as a post-baccalaureate student* and enhance your experience with classroom-based coursework for graduate credit. Alternative certification candidates are welcome.


Attend a 4:30 p.m. information session! Dates:  Coming Soon

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*Optional: Applicants must apply for post-baccalaureate studies by August 1 and meet additional eligibility requirements to enroll/receive graduate credit.

Contact Us

Kory Kilgore
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Diane Miller 
Associate Professor & Asst. Chair for Graduate Studies