Literacy - Teaching Endorsement, Grades K-12 Minor

The K-12 Literacy Endorsement is recognized by the State of Idaho as authorization to teach reading at any grade level, K-12. Completion of this endorsement and an approved teacher education program 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 also a valuable addition to all teaching majors at both the elementary and secondary levels, helping prospective teachers learn to deal more effectively with problem readers in their own classrooms, 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 persons opportunities to work with a wide variety of readers. Students should see an advisor for assistance with course selections for a Literacy Endorsement. The Praxis II exam required for a Literacy endorsement is Reading Specialist (#5301).

Program Requirements

RE-217CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING3.00
RE-301PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AND READING3.00
RE-303EMERGENT LITERACY3.00
RE-305WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR K-12 TEACHERS3.00
ENGL/RE-335YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE2.00
RE-422READING IN THE CONTENT AREA K-123.00
Requires admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program or written permission to enroll:
RE-319FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION I 11.00
RE/SE-320UNDERSTANDING THE LITERACY PROCESSES 13.00
RE-401PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS SEMINAR 11.00
RE/SE-324ASSESSMENT OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 13.00
RE/SE-325FIELD EXPERIENCE II 11.00
Total Credits26.00
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Courses are required as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program.