Scholastic RED Professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators
The partnership between Roosevelt University and Scholastic RED allows practicing educators to register to receive three semester hours of graduate credit per Scholastic RED course from Roosevelt University. Roosevelt University has campuses in Chicago, IL and in Schaumburg, IL.

A maximum of six-semester hours (two courses) of graduate credit will be granted by Roosevelt University for completed Scholastic RED coursework.

Graduate Credit Costs
Fee per RED course (three graduate semester credit hours) $250
Transcript $5

1. Register and Request a Transcript

Forms are available by emailing Diana Kidd, College of Education, Roosevelt University at Be sure to include "Scholastic RED-Request for Forms" in the subject line. Form requests can also be obtained via fax. Fax your request to Diana Kidd, Roosevelt University, COE, "Scholastic RED-Request for Forms" at 847-619-8830. Be sure to include a return fax number, mailing address, or email address with each request. Both the registration and transcript request forms may be returned by fax or mail. Electronic registration is not currently available.

Complete the Roosevelt University Scholastic RED Registration form and the Transcript Request form with your credit card information and FAX it to Diana Kidd, Roosevelt University COE, Scholastic RED at 847-619-8830.


Complete the Scholastic RED Registration form and the Transcript Request form and mail with your payment to:
Roosevelt University
College of Education, Scholastic RED
Attention: Diana Kidd
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

NOTE: Registration is not complete until payment is received.

2. Pay

Course tuition for three graduate credit hours: $250
Transcript cost: $5.00 per transcript (see Transcript Request form for all options)
The total cost for three graduate credit hours and one transcript is $255. All checks should be made out to Roosevelt University.

Please make copies of all registration and payment paperwork for your files.

3. Complete Course Requirements

The course start date will be the date you must register for the course with Roosevelt University. You must register for graduate credit within 10 days of logging into your Scholastic RED course. The following options are available for course credit.

Course Title Subject Area & Course Number
Putting Reading First in Your Classroom READ 452
Improving Reading Comprehension READ 452
Building Fluency READ 452
Improving Fluency READ 452
Building Decoding Skills and Strategies READ 452
Improving Decoding Skills and Strategies READ 452
Guided Reading: Making It Work in Your Classroom READ 452
READ 180: Making It Work in Your Classroom READ 452
READ 180: Best Practices for Reading Intervention READ 452
Middle School Literacy: Improving Text Comprehension READ 452
High School Literacy: Comprehension Through Active, Strategic Reading READ 452
Reading Success for English Language Learners READ 452

Upon completion of the Scholastic RED Course requirements, send a copy of your RED Course Record to Roosevelt University. To send a copy of your RED Course Record, login to Scholastic RED using your username and password. From the Scholastic RED Homepage, click the My RED Course Record button on the left side of the page. Click the Email My RED Course Record link and follow the instructions. Be sure to check the box for Roosevelt University. (This process will email your course record to, Diana Kidd, Business Manager, College of Education, Roosevelt University)

Instructor of Record: Dr. Margaret Policastro

You will receive a grade once Roosevelt University has received a copy of your RED Course Record.

The grading criteria are:

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

Graduate 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 graduate credit for RED courses must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Scholastic RED participants will be allowed to enroll in and earn graduate credit for a maximum of two Scholastic RED courses.
  • Participants must align their studies to correspond with Roosevelt University's semesters: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-August). Students may enroll after the semester has begun.
  • Each RED course must be completed in no fewer than 5 weeks and no more than 15 weeks.
  • Participants must register for graduate credit within 10 days of logging into their Scholastic RED course.
If you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please contact Diana Kidd at