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Continuing Education

Language Acquisition and Development (hybrid)

Date: 4:30pm PDT September 4, 2019 Location: NE Portland School TBA

NE Portland School TBA

Join Lewis & Clark’s Reading Intervention Endorsement for Assessing Reading Strategies—spots are available in our North/Northeast Portland cohort! This course will meet off-campus and online and is offered at a special cohort-based off-campus tuition rate.

Endorsement Coursework Information

Our Reading Intervention Endorsement coursework applies a dynamic view of literacy to reading and writing instruction in schools, building upon the belief that language—in all its richness of form and function—is the foundation from which effective literacy evolves. Wondering how you can benefit from earning a Reading Intervention Endorsement, or what to expect while in the cohort? Learn more

Upcoming Course in Cohort Sequence

READ 634 / ESOL 607 Language Acquisition and Development
(Fall 2019):
 This course serves as an exploration of reading assessment strategies. Topics include a language orientation for diagnosing reading problems, diverse causes and correlates of reading difficulties, assessment procedures in reading, and strategies to facilitate readers’ improvement. Each participant assesses a reader, develops a profile of personal strategies, and designs and implements an instructional plan to help the reader develop effective, efficient reading strategies responsive to individual differences, interests, and developmental levels. Participants consider reading issues for students at all levels.

Course Details & Registration

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, September 4, 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, December 4, 11, 2019, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and online
Location: NE Portland School TBA
Instructor: Bitsy Parks
Degree-applicable credit: READ 634 / ESOL 607, 3 semester hours, $1,803.
Registration: If you are interested in joining this cohort, please contact

Course # Course Title Semester
READ 634 Language Acquisition and Development Fall 2019
READ 620 Innovations in Reading* Spring 2020

* Optional During these Terms: READ 621: Reading Practicum


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