Literacy Education Minor
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.
Tutor children and adolescents and help them with their literacy-based skills. The UNI Literacy Clinic gives UNI students the opportunity to participate in one-on-one tutoring with students who have learning needs. With this clinic, you’ll receive 30 contact hours and loads of experience that will be essential in building your skills and boosting your resume.
Student Literacy Association
Meet other students interested in literacy education and expand your knowledge. That’s what the Student Literacy Association (SLA) is all about! As a member, you’ll join your peers weekly to hear from knowledgeable, experienced professionals in your field and have discussions on topics related to literacy. You’ll also open yourself up to scholarship opportunities and receive a free book at each meeting to build your classroom library.
With this after school literacy program, you’ll get to tutor students in grades 2 through 6 while engaging in fun activities and a book club. America Reads is a federal work-study program that was created with the goal of strengthening children’s literacy skills and an enjoyment of reading. Through this program, UNI has partnered with local schools and sent numerous students to work with children one-on-one or in small groups. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to develop skills and techniques that you’ll use in your future career!