Empowerment matters.

Language arts and reading are vital components of the Elementary Education curriculum. A Reading Minor prepares you to teach literacy and developmental reading courses in an elementary classroom upon successful completion of a state certification test.

As reading and language arts are a vital component of elementary curriculum, a Reading Minor is viewed favorably by principals during the hiring process.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Interesting Classes

    • EDU-445 Assessing and Correcting Reading Problems: Focus on reader motivation and assessment in the classroom, utilizing a contemporary view of the reading process.
    • EDU-441 Assessing Beginning Literacy: Learn to practice developmentally appropriate assessment techniques, recognize the stages of literacy learning, and understand methods of using assessment to inform instruction.

    Student Teacher Placement

    Students taking Assessing and Correcting Reading Problems as well as Assessing Beginning Literacy tutor in West Michigan schools.

    Student teaching opportunities in the West Michigan area are set up through the Teacher Education office.