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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Newly Revised Literacy Endorsement/Minor

The Education, Development, Teaching and Learning Department at Central Washington University is pleased to announce the rebirth of our Literacy endorsement/ minor program. 

The Literacy Endorsement/ Minor has been revised as Fall 2019.  The revisions of the program include:

  • A focus on reading processes and students' needs at differing grades (birth to grade 3, elementary, middle and high school)
  • A renovation of learning outcomes and courses
  • An enhancement of the strengths of the program, such as individual practica and in depth learning on evidence-based reading/literacy practices
  • The addition of courses at CWU Centers in Des Moines, Pierce, Wenatchee and Yakima

Consider Adding a Reading Endorsement to Your Certification!

It is wise to have two endorsements when applying for teaching positions.  This is the perfect additional endorsement for many majors including Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Language Arts Education, Middle Level Education, and Special Education.

Many educators wish to develop their professional knowledge and skills while teaching and taking coursework toward a reading endorsement.

Whatever your education background or motivation, you are welcome to join our Literacy experts and peers in learning how to develop your students' reading and writing skills. Your enrollment in literacy courses will deepen your knowledge about how to teach literacy to all students.

Get started by…

  1. Applying online to CWU (if you are already a student, skip to step 2). Click on the link below that best indicates your goals.
  2. Declaring the Literacy Endorsement/Minor, Fall 2019 (22 credits)
  3. Successfully passing the following courses in Literacy
  4. Successfully passing the NES Reading Endorsement Exam

** During the 2019-2020 year, substitutions may be made for the above courses.**

Questions?  Visit the EDTL Department at Black Hall 204-30 or your Center location, or contact one of our Literacy faculty members.

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​We look forward to working with you!

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