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Overview

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.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Literacy Education Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

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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.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
English as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-446 Linguistics for Language Teachers 3 credits

 

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-247 Creat Nonfiction Writ Wkshp 3 credits
ENG-347 Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop 3 credits
JOURN-200 Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print 3 credits
JOURN-300 Feature Writing 3 credits

 

Complete 3 credits of 200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-210 Shakespearean Comedy 3 credits
ENG-211 Weird Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-212 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-213 Intro to Arthurian Literature 3 credits
ENG-218 World War I and Modern Literature 3 credits
ENG-219 Thief Making and Thief Taking: 19 Century Crime Literature 3 credits
ENG-220 Regionalisms of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-225 Asia Through Its Movies 3 credits
ENG-226 Postmodernism and Human Rights Activism 3 credits
ENG-228 Closely Reading Poems 3 credits
ENG-230 Literature of the American West 3 credits
ENG-231 Native American Fiction 3 credits
ENG-232 The Literature of Slavery 3 credits
ENG-233 The Literature of Immigrants 3 credits
ENG-235 Prose and Cons 3 credits
ENG-236 Literature and Comedy 3 credits
ENG-237 Money in Literature 3 credits
ENG-238 Old and New: Premodern Texts and Modern Responses 3 credits
ENG-239 Visions of Environment 3 credits

 

Complete 9 credits (with 6 credits being upper division 300-Level) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG - One Course emphasizing American Literature 3 credits
ENG- One Course emphasizing English Literature 3 credits
ENG- One Course emphasizing World Literature 3 credits

 

Complete 3 credits in Fine Arts from the following subject areas:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART- Art 3 credits
MUS- Music 3 credits
THE- Theatre 3 credits

 

This minor is designed for students who are pursuing secondary teaching certification in a different field but who also would like to meet the State of Idaho's requirements for English as a "second" teaching field.  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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