Graduate School of Education

Read 2 Earn

Earn CEU & Graduate credit with Corwin's book study program
and move across the pay scale!

Through our relationship with Corwin, a publisher of professional learning resources for PreK-12 educators, you can now receive one unit of graduate course credit for reading any Corwin book and completing one course assignment.

It's as simple as 1-2-3!

  1. Select and read any Corwin book
  2. Enroll in the book study course and pay the $199 tuition fee
  3. Complete and submit one writing assignment within three months of registration
Pre-register online »

With Read 2 Earn you will...

  • Earn one unit of graduate credit from a nationally-accredited school
  • Build critical thinking skills with Reflection and Application assignments
  • Connect theory with practice in a self-paced, Independent Study course

Course assignments will be graded by an education practitioner with 10+ years of experience.

Read 2 Earn Evaluators

Dr. Robert Fraisse is the Distinguished Educator in Residence and Interim Dean at California Lutheran University and a former public school superintendent in several award winning school districts.

Dr. John Puglisi is the Superintendent of the Mesa Union School District and also serves as an adjunct professor in Educational Leadership for California Lutheran University and California State University, Channel Islands.

Dr. Trudy Tuttle Arriaga is serving her 12th year as the superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District. Her expertise and experience in educational leadership have been recognized throughout the state of California.

Dr. Roger Rice currently serves as Associate Superintendent for the Ventura County Office of Education, served as Chair of the Ventura County High Performing High Schools Commission, and earned his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in Secondary School Reform.

Dr. Victoria L. Kelly is the Program Director for the California Lutheran University Santa Maria Center in the Graduate School of Education's Educational Leadership Program. With over 20 years of experience working in school districts, Dr. Kelly has an excellent knowledge base of the educational system.


Writing Assignment Requirements

Synopsis (2-3 pages)

Give a detailed description of the book, including the author's thesis and intended purpose. Comment upon the structure of the book and if that structure helps or hinders the authors intentions. Share your perception concerning what the book does and does not do and evaluate its effectiveness in meeting its stated goals. How does this book support your professional learning goals and/or professional background?

Reflection (3-5 pages)

Identify the author's overarching themes and opine on the extent that the book adds new insights or knowledge to the professional development topic under study. What "take aways" can you glean from this book to impact your own professional practice? Which of the ideas of the author are open to challenge, underdeveloped, or too simplistic in your opinion?

Theory to Practice (3-5 pages)

In what ways are the ideas of the author already embedded in professional practice? What ideas need systemic support before they can be implemented? Address the ways in which the ideas of the author are in competition with other and different ideas in terms of the impact on professional practice. What obstacles currently exist which could prevent the ideas of the author from taking root? How could such obstacles be addressed? What groups of professional educators would benefit from reading this book and why?

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