The Literacy Minor provides prospective teachers with the tools to deal more effectively with problem readers, as well as to encourage reading development and enrichment among all students. A strength of the program is the inclusion of supervised practicums, which allows for opportunities to work with a wide variety of readers.
The Literacy Minor and Endorsement is recognized by the State of Idaho as authorization to teach reading at any grade level, K-12. Completion of the coursework for this minor plus successfully passing the Praxis II exam (#0300-Reading Specialist) will lead to an endorsement that enables graduates to perform the duties of a reading teacher at K-12 levels, and to act as reading resource teachers and consultants on reading improvement in their own buildings. This endorsement is a valuable addition to all teaching majors at both the elementary and secondary levels.
|Prior to Admission to the Teacher Education Program|
|ENGL/RE 217 Children’s Literature *||3|
|RE 301 Psycholinguistics and Reading||3|
|RE 303 Emergent Literacy||3|
|RE 305 Writing Instruction K-12||3|
|ENGL/RE 335 Young Adult Literature||2|
|RE 422 Reading in the Content Area √||3|
|Requires admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program or written permission to enroll.|
|RE/SE 320 Understanding the Literacy Process *||3|
|RE 319 Field Experience I *||1|
|RE 401 Phonemic Awareness *||1|
|RE/SE 324 Assessment of Literacy Development *||3|
|RE/SE 325 Field Experience in Education II *||1|
|* These courses are required as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program.|
|√ This course is required as a part of the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Permission required.|
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