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Graduate Credits for AIM Pathways Courses

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Providing education students and teachers access to courses grounded in the science of reading is critical to improving reading outcomes for all students. The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is pleased to collaborate with Arcadia University to offer the opportunity to receive 3 Graduate Credits for successful completion of AIM Pathways courses including: the IDA-Accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading, Pathways to Literacy Leadership and Pathways to Structured Literacy - The Orton-Gillingham Approach.

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Arcadia Credit Requirements

  • In order to qualify for graduate credits that Arcadia will accept, participants must average 83% for their total grade.
  • The Pathways to Proficient Reading grade is determined by participation in Post Knowledge Inventory, end-of-section quiz scores, and the 8 virtual community of practice sessions provided during the course.
  • AIM assigns a grade upon completion of the course according to the Arcadia Graduate Academic Policies.

  • Registration for graduate credits through Arcadia must be complete one month prior to the end of the course. 
  • Cost per graduate credits is $150 (Total Cost = $450)
  • Graduate credits cannot be applied for after the course is complete.
  • Please check with your school district or degree university for their policy on any reimbursement or transfer of credit grade requirement

Arcadia Graduate credit Registration

Certificate of Completion Requirements

Successful Completion of AIM Pathways: Pathways to Proficient Reading requires:

  • Completion of all 17 sections of the online course.
  • Participation in 7 of the 8 Virtual Community of Practice sessions (asynchronous or synchronous)

Continuing Education Credits

  • A Certificate of Completion, Pennsylvania Act 48 and New York CTLE Credits are available for the entire course and are not score dependent.

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Arcadia's Literacy faculty are thrilled that the School of Education is partnering with the AIM Institute to offer university credit for AIM's Pathways to Reading Program. The AIM Institute and Arcadia's School of Ed have a shared mission that all PA youth can #Readby4th. We know that expanding teachers' understanding of the science of reading has the potential to be a gamechanger in this region and we are proud to be part of that work. As an IDA accredited program, Arcadia is committed to building capacity in schools to meet the diverse needs of all learners and we look forward to expanding our relationship with AIM toward this shared value.

-Kim Dean, Chair, Arcadia's School of Education

AIM Pathways - An Introduction


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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is pleased to announce an agreement with Arcadia University’s School of Education to offer three graduate credits to educators completing the AIM Pathways IDA-accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading course. The course offers comprehensive tools and support to teachers learning about the research-based methods needed to successfully teach children to read.

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