BAE in Literacy, Reading, and Writing

About

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.

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Curriculum & Requirements

This major satisfies the endorsement requirements for grades P–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.

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Education Grade Requirements (link)

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Literacy, Reading and Writing Secondary Courses
EDUC 304INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING3
EDUC 305CHILDREN'S LITERATURE STUDY AND USE4
EDUC 310LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
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 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES3
EDUC 416WRITING PROCESS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
Elective–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 Credits42-44