Literacy, Reading and Writing/Elementary or Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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Students can choose either the Elementary or the Secondary Core with the Literacy, Reading and Writing Major.

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.

This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool to grade 12.

Required Elementary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 308
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 304INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING3
EDUC 310LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
EDUC 338
EDUC 339
LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (must be taken concurrently)
9
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-815
MATH 212MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II5
MTED 390METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS5
MUSC 450INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Literacy, Reading and Writing Courses
EDUC 305CHILDREN'S LITERATURE STUDY AND USE4
EDUC 320ASSESSING AND DIFFERENTIATING LITERACY INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 401YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE STUDY AND USE4
EDUC 411LITERACY FOR LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
EDUC 416WRITING PROCESS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
Capstone
Note: MTED 390 is a prerequisite for EDUC 494.
EDUC 490
EDUC 494
LITERACY MAJOR CAPSTONE
and LITERACY SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM (must be taken concurrently)
11
Choose one4
CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR LITERACY MAJORS AND MINORS
CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES
Electives–choose one3-5
A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
PRODUCTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
EARLY LITERACY
NATURAL RESOURCES
LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE
CREATIVE DRAMATICS
Total Credits108-110
Required Secondary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 309
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 341SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT4
EDUC 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES4
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 426SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-1215
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
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 411LITERACY FOR LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
EDUC 416WRITING PROCESS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
Capstone
Note: MTED 390 is a prerequisite for EDUC 494.
EDUC 490
EDUC 494
LITERACY MAJOR CAPSTONE
and LITERACY SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM (must be taken concurrently)
11
EDUC 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES4
Elective3-5
A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
A GLOBAL VIEW THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
PRODUCTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
EARLY LITERACY
NATURAL RESOURCES
LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE
CREATIVE DRAMATICS
Total Credits88-90

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—teacher-candidates will

  • use multiple instructional strategies to address individual student needs;
  • integrate subjects across content areas;
  • use a variety of assessments to monitor and improve instruction;
  • create a safe, productive learning environment;
  • plan and/or adapt curricula for diverse student needs;
  • ensure that students can articulate learning targets and can monitor their own progress toward those targets;
  • plan Standards-driven curricula to develop student capacity for problem-solving strategies in content areas;
  • prepare responsible citizens for a diverse society;
  • ensure cultural competence in teaching;
  • integrate technology into their classrooms and/or planning;
  • involve and collaborate with student families and community;
  • utilize feedback and reflection to improve teaching practice;
  • collaborate in and contribute to school improvement;
  • demonstrate knowledge of responsibilities and policies related to the teaching profession.