Reading (K-12) Minor

The Reading Education (K-12) minor  prepares students to diagnose Reading difficulties and teach Reading at all school grades level.  The program focuses on the content of the discipline, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a school classroom.  In order to teach with a minor students must also have an Education major in another area.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see Education and Reading.


I. Minor/Professional Education Program Requirements

Required classes:

ED 228Children's Literature


ED 318Content Area Reading & Sec Teach Methods

3.00 - 4.00

ED 323Teaching Communication Arts I


ED 324/SPED 324Diagnostic-Based Interventions


ED 325Teaching Communication Arts II


ED 407Organization & Admin of the Reading Prog


ED 412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching


II. Other Program Requirements

Required classes:

ED 365/ENLT 365Young Adult Literature


SPED 304Students W/ High Incidence Disabilities



LL 400Theories/Methods Lrng/Tch Lang


III. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in Reading K-12, a student must complete:

ED 408Student Teaching - Minor Only



ED 410Student Teaching - Major or Major/Minor


IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.


  1. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.
  2. All Reading K-12 students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.