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Study language development, including the interaction between home and school in preparing children to read and write.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Add a literacy endorsement to your elementary or secondary teaching certification.
  • Develop skills aimed at diagnosing and remediating literacy difficulties with students.
  • Build upon your coursework in education and modern foreign languages.
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Literacy Education Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
EDU-253 Language Development and Literacy 3 credits
EDU-304 Literacy Development 3 credits
EDU-305 Literacy in Content Areas 3 credits
EDU-306 Writing Process and Assessment 3 credits
EDU-350 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 credits
EDU-352 Diagnosis & Remediation 3 credits
EDU-451 Practicum in Reading 3 credits


This minor is designed for students who are pursuing elementary or secondary teaching certification and wish to add a literacy endorsement.  Please note that this minor alone will not fulfill the requirements to teach in the State of Idaho. Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure should contact the College of Idaho Education Department.


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College of Idaho students get a first-hand look at life in the classroom during the "Intro to Education" course.