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Undergraduate Minor in Reading Education

For Elementary and Special Education Majors (Non-Licensure) Only

The Reading Education minor is available to elementary and special education students who have made a career change decision and do not plan to pursue licensure. Though the minor does not lead you to a teacher licensure, it still includes a core class load that increases your ability as a leader to instruct students. The Reading Education minor is especially recommended if you plan to work in settings where you'll interact with, counsel, lead, coach, or instruct middle or high school-aged students. The Education major reading core, which largely makes up the Reading Education minor, has been recognized in Colorado for excellence in preparing graduates to train young students.

Reading Education at CCU

We believe that the Lord's call to teach is a serious one — one that deserves proper preparation and training. We will equip you with a solid education so that your background in Reading Education is a foundation for other career pursuits, so you’ll be able to engage the world to the best of your ability. Reading Education, whether in the classroom or beyond it, is a important discipline and we'll get you ready by preparing a well-balanced core curriculum for you, and by seeking out experienced and professional professors to prepare you.

What can you do with a minor in reading education?
  • Tutoring
  • Reading specialist
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Special needs advocacy
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Diverse Reader: Intervention for Developing Readers
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Teaching Content Literacy and Writing

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About the School of Education

At CCU, we're training the next generation of teachers, for both public schools and private Christian schools. The Christ-centered educational model in our School of Education is unique among education schools in Colorado, training graduates who are not only outstanding educators, but also respected members of the community.

The School of Education offers a variety of academic programs ranging from Elementary and Secondary Education to Classical Education and Special Education. You will be taught and mentored by exceptional faculty who have all been licensed as teachers or administrators in Colorado. They know what it's like to be in classrooms and are committed to helping you succeed. You will get your first field experience during your freshman year, working with students in local elementary, middle, and high schools under the supervision of exemplary teachers to gain expert experience.

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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked both the elementary and secondary education programs in CCU's School of Education as the top education programs in the State of Colorado, and in the 98th percentile of all education programs, nationwide.

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