Literacy 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.

  • Overview

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

    • Minor Credit Hours: 22
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    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.


Minor Courses and Catalog

A minor in Reading requires the following classes:

  • EDU-321 Children's Literature (3 credit hours)
  • EDU-342 Developmental Reading & Language Arts Methods and Field Experience (3 credit hours)
  • EDU-346 Reading and Writing in the Content Area—K-8 (3 credit hours)
  • EDU-441 Assessing Beginning Literacy (3 credit hours)
  • EDU-445 Assessing and Correcting Reading Problems (4 credit hours)
  • EDU-443 Severe Reading Problems and Field Experience (3 credit hours)
  • LIN-225 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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