Literacy - Teaching Endorsement, Grades 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 struggling 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 Teaching Reading (#5206).

Program Requirements

RE-217CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING 13.00
RE-309DISCIPLINARY LITERACY3.00
Requires admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program or written permission to enroll:
RE-301PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, LITERACY, AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION3.00
RE-303EMERGENT LITERACY3.00
RE-307LITERACY LEADERSHIP3.00
RE/SE-340FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY 14.00
RE/SE-342INTERMEDIATE LITERACY 14.00
Total Credits23.00