This minor is designed for education majors or minors who seek proficiency in the teaching of reading and the language arts (writing, speaking, and listening) for the pre-kindergarten through secondary school classroom. Among the many premises of the Common Core State Standards (2010) is the inclusion of reading and language arts in all content subjects. The minor provides teacher candidates with the necessary skills to teach reading and language arts to all learners within an early childhood (PreK-2 or PreK-K), elementary (1-6), middle school (5-8), or secondary school (8-12) classroom.
Two-hundred level courses can be taken before candidates are admitted into the Professional Education Program (College of Education and Allied Studies). For 300-level and 400-level courses, candidates may need to be admitted into the Professional Education Program (College of Education and Allied Studies).