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 secondary majors, but we also offer one for elementary 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.