2019-2020 Catalog

Minor in Literacy Education

The Literacy Education minor is open to students majoring in a field which leads to teacher certification at the early childhood, elementary, middle or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education program. Students from related disciplines such as Communication Science and Disorders may also be admitted. The program consists of 20 credits, which includes required and elective courses.

Students who complete the Literacy Education minor are eligible to apply for the North Dakota Reading Credential, which enables teachers to work as reading specialists at one of the following levels in North Dakota: K-6 (Elem or Elem/ECE double majors), 5-8 (Elem and Secondary with MLE minor or MLE major), 7-12 (Generalist Credential for English, Social Studies or Science majors). NOTE: in North Dakota there is no Early Childhood Reading Credential. The coursework meets the requirements for the North Dakota Reading Credential.

Note: All courses completed for the minor must be taken in addition to those taken for the major. It is recommended that all students pursuing this minor complete T&L 335 Understanding Readers and Writers early in the course sequence as it is a prerequisite for more advanced reading courses.

Required Courses for the Elementary Education Major and Early Childhood/Elementary Education Double Major (20 credits):

T&L 319Integrating Diverse Needs in Educational Settings (Fall & Spring)3
T&L 409Reading in the Content Areas (Spring)3
T&L 413Assessing and Correcting Reading Difficulties (Summer)2
T&L 414Corrective Reading Practicum (Summer)2
T&L 415Language and Literacy Development of English Language Learners (Spring)3
Select three of the following: *7
Language Development and Emerging Literacy (Fall)
Primary Reading and Language Arts (Fall & Spring - Elementary only)
Adolescent Literacy Development (Fall)
Field Experience (in Literacy or ESL)
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Literature
Total Credits20

Required Courses for the Middle Level Major, Elementary Education/Middle Level Double Major and Secondary Education Major:

T&L 319Integrating Diverse Needs in Educational Settings (Fall & Spring) *3
T&L 335Understanding Readers and Writers (Fall & Spring - not for Elementary)3
T&L 409Reading in the Content Areas (Spring)3
T&L 413Assessing and Correcting Reading Difficulties (Summer)2
T&L 414Corrective Reading Practicum (Summer)2
T&L 415Language and Literacy Development of English Language Learners (Spring)3
T&L 416Adolescent Literacy Development (Fall - not for Secondary Engl)3
T&L 417Writing & Language Arts Methods (Fall, Spring) *2
Select up to three of the following: **2-7
Language Development and Emerging Literacy (Fall)
Primary Reading and Language Arts (Fall, Spring)
Field Experience (in Literacy or ESL)
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Literature
Total Credits23-28

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