Become an expert in teaching literacy. Enroll in UNI's leading minor.

Teach students how to read, write, listen, speak and think when you add on a minor in literacy education. With this minor, you'll gain the advanced knowledge and experiences you need. That includes coursework, field experience in area classrooms and the UNI Literacy Clinic.

Pair this minor with your teaching degree and become endorsed in teaching reading at either the K-8 or 5-12 level. If teaching literacy interests you and you're looking to stand out to future employers, this minor may be just right for you.

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Interested in a Literacy Education Minor? 

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Literacy Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
SEC 107
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Phone: (319) 273-2167

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The courses students will take in this minor are designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in teaching literacy. Check out some of the courses required for this minor below.

  • Language Development & Emergent Literacy
  • Children's Literature for Diversity & Social Justice
  • Assessment & Evaluation of Literacy
  • Experience in Literacy: Field
  • Advanced Literacy Practices
  • Experience in Literacy: Tutoring


Course Catalog


Along with earning your minor in literacy education, you can also earn an endorsement in either reading education grades K-8 or reading education grades 5-12 depending on your major and choice of electives.

Earn these endorsements by:

  • Enrolling as a UNI undergraduate or graduate student
  • Completing the 24 hours of required coursework
  • Earning your literacy education minor (for undergrad students only)

Literacy Clinic at Work

Literacy Clinic at Irving Elementary 2019
Literacy Clinic
Literacy Clinic at Irving Elementary 2019
Literacy Clinic