BAE in Literacy, Reading and Writing/Elementary

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The literacy major provides prospective teachers with the tools to support reading and writing instruction, benefiting their students across disciplines by improving comprehension. Candidates will study effective teaching and assessment strategies for the development of reading, writing, presentation and speaking skills. This specific degree is for elementary majors, but we also offer one for secondary majors.

In this program, you’ll take coursework in children’s/young adult literature, content literacy, writing across the curriculum, and literacy assessments. We encourage you to become a member of the Eastern Reading Council, which supports community literacy activities.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Literacy, Reading and Writing/Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool to grade 12.

The BAE in Literacy, Reading and Writing prepares teacher candidates to teach in grades P–12 in all aspects of literacy. Candidates completing a major in Literacy, Reading and Writing will demonstrate proficiency in the Reading Endorsement competencies through the state of Washington.

Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Literacy, Reading and Writing Courses
EDUC 305CHILDREN'S LITERATURE STUDY AND USE4
EDUC 320ASSESSING AND DIFFERENTIATING LITERACY INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 401YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE STUDY AND USE4
EDUC 403LITERACY ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM1
EDUC 411LITERACY FOR LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
EDUC 412CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR LITERACY MAJORS AND MINORS4
or EDUC 413 CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES
EDUC 416WRITING PROCESS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
Electives–choose one3-5
A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
LITERACY AND ROBOTICS
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
EARLY LITERACY
NATURAL RESOURCES CAPSTONE
LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE
Capstone
EDUC 490
EDUC 494
LITERACY MAJOR CAPSTONE
and LITERACY SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM (must be taken concurrently)
8
Total Credits36-38

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