Skip to main content


Reading@Curry is the new name of the 25 year old outreach program in reading called McGuffey/TEMPO Reading Outreach. The name change signals a redesign of the home base for the program, from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to the Curry School of Education.  Begun in the early 1980s, TEMPO (Teaching Educators McGuffey Practica Off-Grounds) has brought graduate level professional development courses to teachers and school districts across the Commonwealth. Reading@Curry will continue to bring the Masters and Education Specialist degrees and certificates to the University's regional centers in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Newport News, and selected cohort sites. Through the reading outreach, teachers in our state are able to take the same reading courses and earn the same graduate credit as they could if they lived in driving distance of Charlottesville, the program’s home site.

The reading outreach has been a pioneer in distance education since 1985, first using satellites to transmit live and interactive classes to distant sites. Today, the technology has changed to much easier-to-use two-way desktop audio and visual digital transmissions using the University's growing technology resources.

All courses in the state are taught with demonstrations of teachers using activities being studied. Libraries of readings are available to students through electronic reserves; all courses have home web pages. We have offered online graduate courses for over ten years.

Available through Reading@Curry:

  • M.Ed. in Reading Education
  • Ed.S. in Reading Education
  • Reading Specialist Certificate NEW
  • Adolescent Literacy Certificate
  • Non-credit professional development programs

We welcome you to the Reading@Curry outreach home page and encourage you to explore. Please contact us with questions--we’re happy to hear from you!

Please see links to online and in-person courses for this semester--top right of this page!

Please call us at (434)-924-0915 or e-mail if you have further questions:


Connect With Us On: