Reading (K-12) Education Minor

Reading Minor

The Reading (K-12) Minor is designed for Education Majors to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a literacy specialist. This Minor results in a Reading (K-12) endorsement to be added to a teacher's license. Teachers with this endorsement may be hired as a(n)…

  • Reading Specialist/Interventionist
  • Literacy Coach
  • Curriculum Administrator
  • Researcher on Literacy and Literacy Education
  • Advanced Literacy Classroom Practitioner

Elementary Majors can complete this Minor by adding just 11 credits to their Major requirements. Secondary Majors will add 18 credits to their plan.

  1. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism through
    • his/her behavior as a role model to students;
    • continuing self-development;
    • ethical behavior;
    • peer support;
    • contributions to the growth of the profession.
  2. Maintain healthy student/teacher relationships.
  3. Exhibit continued enthusiasm for teaching profession.
  4. Have appropriate relationships with administrators, teachers, support personnel, parents, and other community members.
  5. Be encouraged to participate in community service.
  6. Project a positive self-image.
  7. Appreciate the whole person by recognizing the uniqueness of each individual student.
  1. Classroom management and coping
  2. Classroom motivation and interaction
  3. Planning and lesson design
  4. Teaching strategies
  5. Instructional decision making
  6. Problem-solving inquiry
  7. Student diagnosis
  8. Media and technology resource
  9. Effective peer group interaction
  10. Effective listening, speaking, reading, writing, thinking, and viewing.
  • Content (subject matter)
  • Law and ethics
  • Referral systems
  • Instruction of the special child
  • Child development, sociology, learning theory, self-concepts, philosophies of education.
  • Comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of print and nonprint information and messages.
  • Standard conventions of writing and speaking
  • Analysis of literature and fine arts.
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Connecting learning with workforce and fulfillment of living In addition to the above