Reading Endorsement

Requirements for elementary certification for teaching Title I reading or reading/language arts for over half the school day. (Also requires the completion of the elementary education major.)


EDU 228 - Children's Literature
This course focuses on the history of children's literature and its uses in the classroom. This course provides an introduction to the criteria and selection of Children's literature for elementary school students. Various genres are detailed, and ideas for curriculum integration are discussed. A study of illustrations and authors is included.Note: This course includes 5 hours of field experience. (2 credits)
EDU 326 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts *
Lesson design and methods for the teaching of language arts are the primary points of study for this course. Specifically, this course addresses how to teach reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and grammar.Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C orbetter in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure. (3credits)
EDU 343WI - Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems *
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems focuses both on the role of formative and summative assessment in the teaching of reading. In addition, significant attention is paid to the remediation of reading problems. Students will study the design, development, implementation and evaluation of remediation for students with reading problems, including diagnostic and prescriptive procedures for individuals and groups of students. Students will be required to write and revise their work for professional audiences. Formal and informal assessment procedures will be examined. Writing is a significant part of each exam.Note: This course includes a field experience. Prerequisites: EDU326, admission into teacher education program, and concurrent enrollment in EDU328. (3 credits) (Writing Intensive)
EDU 345 - Language Learning and Reading Disabilities
This course focuses on learning oral language and the implications that has for learning written language. A major part of the course is devoted to designing effective remedial education programs for Title I and special education. Special attention is paid to early intervention programs. This is an upper level course, designed for students completing reading and special education endorsements.Note: This course includes field experience. Prerequisite: EDU326. (3 credits)
EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area
This course addresses skills necessary in teaching students to read in social studies, math, science, and other content areas. This course offers strategies for vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, writing, assessment, and more. (2 credits)
EDU 406 - Student Teaching in Reading
A supervised experience in an elementary or secondary classroom under a certified reading teacher.Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Prerequisites: EDU343WI and 347. (1-6 credits)
IGE 101 - First-Year Seminar: Speaking and Writing in Community
This course introduces students to the character and abilities consideredessential to becoming a member of a Christian liberal arts community.Students develop their reading, writing and speaking skills by exploringdifficult questions, learning to understand academic inquiry, forminglearning communities, and integrating faith with learning and living. (4credits)
TSL 225 - Language Development and Acquisition
This course will examine the similarities and differences between the acquisition of first and second languages. (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Total credits required: 24


* Part of the elementary education major