Literacy Education 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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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606
Phone: (319) 273-2167
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
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)
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.Student Literacy Association
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!