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Language Literacy and Special Education

Literacy Minor

Female student teacher reading book to kids


The Literacy minor, with campus and field experiences, is designed to prepare literacy teachers and strengthen background preparation of secondary, middle school, special education, early childhood, and elementary teachers.

Literacy Minors are eligible for the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement.

  • EDLT 308 and EDLT 409 are prerequisites for enrolling in the required courses in the minor . The minor should be commenced in the junior year.
  • EDLT 493 also requires permission of the department (designated as the instructor of EDLT 493). Permission will not be granted until five required courses in the Literacy minor, excluding prerequisite courses, are completed or will be completed the quarter prior to enrollment.
Required Courses

EDLT 308, Literacy I

*EDLT 308 is a prerequisite for the minor.

EDLT 409, Literacy II

*EDLT 309 is a prerequisite for the minor.
EDLT 410, Teaching Word Recognition Skills3
EDLT 411, Teaching Comprehension3
EDLT 412, Assessment of Literacy Skills and Processes3
EDLT 413, Methods and Materials for Literacy Instruction3
EDLT 414, Teaching Literacy in a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual Setting3
EDLT 418, Literacy and Linguistics3
EDLT 324, Literacy Across the Curriculum3
EDLT 493, Literacy Practicum (Requires department permission. A minimum of 5 required Literacy Minor courses, excluding EDLT 308 & 409, must be completed for permission)6


Total Credits


Tentative Course Schedule (Verify with advisor)


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