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Literacy (Reading) Minor

Additonal Links & Information: Literacy Matrix . Approval Form . CWU Catalog Description . Program Minutes

The Literacy minor, with campus and field experiences, is designed to prepare reading teachers and strengthen background preparation of elementary teachers. EDLT 308 and EDLT 309 are prerequisites for admittance to the minor (EDLT courses). 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 six required courses in the Literacy minor, excluding prerequisite courses, are completed or will be completed the quarter prior to enrollment.

Required Courses


  • EDBL 440 - Reading English as a Second Language Credits: (3)
  • EDCS 424 - Reading in the Content Fields Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 308 - Reading I Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 309 - Reading II Credits: (5)
  • EDRD 410 - Teaching Word Recognition Skills Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 411 - Teaching Comprehension Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 412 - Assessment of Reading Skills Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 413 - Methods and Materials for Reading Instruction Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 493 - Reading Practicum Credits: (3-5)
  • Credits: (5)

Choose one


  • EDBL 433 - Educational Linguistics Credits: (3)
  • OR
  • EDRD 418 - Reading and Linguistics Credits: (3)

Advisor Approved Electives - Credits: 3


Selected at least one course.
  • EDRD 414 - Teaching Reading in a Multi- Cultural Setting Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 415 - Reading for the Gifted Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 417 - Reading Readiness and Beginning Reading Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 419 - Storytelling Techniques Credits: (3)

Total Credits: 37


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