Scholastic RED Professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators

PLEASE NOTE: Register for graduate credit only after you have started your online course. All participants must register within 10 days of starting their course in order to qualify for graduate credit.

Collaboration between Scholastic RED and Alaska Pacific University (accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) allows educators to register to receive credit for RED courses from Alaska Pacific University. Credit hours are noted on the table below. These credits are being offered as Continuing Education or Professional Development credits. Participants who intend to transfer these credits to a degree program should first consult with the degree-granting institution for approval.

Credit Costs
Course tuition for 3 credits $165.00
Course tuition for 2 credits $140.00

Please call the Alaska Pacific University Registrar's Office at 907.564.8210 and speak with Jennifer Albert or Evelina Walker. You will receive a Non-Degree seeking application and registration from either via email or in the mail. Please complete the form and return to the Registrar's office. Include the name of the course and the course number you wish to register for in your request.

You may also email the request for registration to or

You must register within 10 (ten) days of enrolling in a RED course.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Course Requirements
  • Participate in all required online sessions
  • Read all assigned readings
  • Meet with facilitators four times during the course
  • Upon completion of the Scholastic RED course, send a copy of your RED Course Record to Alaska Pacific University.
Upon completion of the course, you must send a 1-2 page reflection and personal summary of the course. Include the following:
  • Number and title of course
  • Your name
  • Your address, email address and telephone number(s)
  • Highlight and briefly discuss 3 major key points of the course
  • Relate how you will apply these key points in your profession
Send this summary to Karen McCain, and CC to Evelina Walker,

The grading criteria are:

A 18-20
B 16-17
C 14-15
D 12-13
F 11 and below

**Your Reflection and personal summary of the course will also be considered in your grade.

To send a copy of your RED Course Record, go to and log in using your username and password. From the Scholastic RED homepage, click the My RED Course Record button on the lower left side of the page. Click the Email My RED Course Record link and follow the instructions. Be sure to check the box for Alaska Pacific University.

Official or unofficial transcripts can be ordered at the end of the semester for which you are registered. Please contact the Alaska Pacific University Registrar's Office.
Instructor of Record: Karen McCain
Class contact for course information: Karen McCain, 907.56.8243 or email

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about any course information, please contact Evelina Walker, Jennifer Albert or Karen McCain

Instructor: Karen McCain, 907-56-8243,
Class contact for grade: see above
Full course title and number: Select from the following options. Include full title and number.

If a course is offered through Scholastic RED and does not appear below, please contact the Registrar's Office at APU.
Course Title Number of Credits Professional Development Course Number Undergraduate Course Number
Developing Foundations for Early Childhood Success (Pre-K) 3 EDUC 59818 EDUC 29041
Putting Reading First in Your Classroom (K-2) 3 EDUC 59801 EDUC 29026
Building Fluency (K-2) 3 EDUC 59802 EDUC 29027
6 Traits: Building a Foundation for Writing (K-2) 3 EDUC 59817 EDUC 29040
Building Vocabulary for Reading Success (K-3) 3 EDUC 59813 EDUC 29038
Reading Success for English Language Learners (K-3) 3 EDUC 59812 EDUC 29037
Guided Reading: Making It Work in Your Classroom (K-6) 3 EDUC 59804 EDUC 29029
Exploring the Lexile Framework for Reading (3-12) 3 EDUC 59822 EDUC 29045
Improving Reading Comprehension (3-5) 3 EDUC 59807 EDUC 29032
Building Decoding Skills and Strategies (3-5) 3 EDUC 59805 EDUC 29030
6 Traits: Assessing and Teaching Writing (3-8) 3 EDUC 59821 EDUC 29044
Improving Fluency, (3-8) 3 EDUC 59803 EDUC 29028
Strategies for Teaching Striving Readers (6-12) 3 EDUC 59814 EDUC 29039
Supporting Secondary Teachers in Literacy Instruction (6-12) 2 EDUC 59815
Leading a Literacy Focused School (6-12) 2 EDUC 59816
Middle School Literacy: Improving Text Comprehension 3 EDUC 59808 EDUC 29033
Improving Decoding Skills and Strategies (6-8) 3 EDUC 59806 EDUC 29031
High School Literacy: Comprehension Through Active, Strategic Reading 3 EDUC 59809 EDUC 29034
READ 180: Best Practices for Reading Intervention (3-12) 3 EDUC 59811 EDUC 29036
READ 180: Making It Work in Your Classroom (4-12) 3 EDUC 59810 EDUC 29035
ReadAbout: Improving Nonfiction Reading Comprehension (3-8) 3 EDUC 59719 EDUC 29042
Zip Zoom English: Reading Success for English Language Learners (K-3) 3 EDUC 59820 EDUC 29043

Location of class: Enter the city and state where the course is being taken.

Class date(s): Enter the "current date" in the field requesting class dates.

**Note: The course start date will be the date you register for the course with Alaska Pacific University. You must register for credit within 10 days of logging in to Scholastic RED and beginning the course. The course end date is 90 days after the course start date.)

Fees: Select the button for 3 semester units of credit - $165.00, for 2 credits - $140.00.

University Credit for Scholastic RED Professional Development Courses
Effective professional development requires that teachers reflect on their learning and refine their teaching based on that reflection. Teachers enrolled in Scholastic RED courses study and apply the research-based components of effective reading instruction and reading strategies. Over a period of several weeks, teachers implement and refine these strategies as they work towards transforming their online coursework into classroom practice.

Participants applying for credit for RED courses must adhere to the following requirements:
  • Scholastic RED participants will be allowed to enroll in and earn credit for only two Scholastic RED courses per semester/quarter (corresponding to university Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-August) semesters/quarters).
  • Each RED course must be completed in no fewer than five weeks and no more than one calendar year.
  • Participants must register for credit within 10 days of logging in to their Scholastic RED course.
Credit requirements and policies may vary by university. Check with the university where you are applying to ensure that you meet its requirements.