About the Elementary Education Reading Minor
The elementary education reading minor, offered through the School of Education, gives students a solid understanding of teaching reading methods. The minor prepares students on how to use formative assessments, diagnosis and interventions to help during instruction. The reading minor is based upon research-based practices in the field and instruction is presented from a Christian liberal arts perspective, with an emphasis on integrating Christian faith into teaching practice. Required courses will address all components of the “Model for Teacher Education” designed to produce teachers who possess a broad understanding of the field of reading and in-depth skills geared toward practical application for teaching practice.
This minor provides an understanding of research and evidence-based practices in instructing, assessing, diagnosing, and the remediating of reading skills in elementary-age students. The reading program offers early, continuous and varied field-based experiences in the teaching of reading that ensures students are well-prepared for classroom challenges. This minor prepares the graduate to function day-to-day in a regular education setting, providing many opportunities to practice and demonstrate the skills they are acquiring.
Students seeking to enter a career in education consider this or one of the other majors offered by the School of Education: