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Emphasis in Reading Literacy

For Education Majors

The Reading Literacy emphasis is awarded to all students who complete either the Elementary Education program or Special Education program.

The Reading Literacy emphasis acknowledges that graduates of the program have been specially trained throughout the Elementary Education or Special Education programs offered through the School of Education and are prepared with a distinguished level of education in reading literacy. You'll take classes such as Reading and Language Arts, Intervention for Developing Readers, and Language Development, as well as other specialized courses including reading and adolescent development.

Reading Literacy at CCU

In every class, you'll be encouraged to explore your role as a Christian leader, developing the minds and abilities of children who bear the image of God. Regardless of your major or future plans, the reading literacy emphasis will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to enhance your professional and interpersonal skill set, setting yourself apart in the hiring world as someone who works to the best of their ability, making the most of available opportunities.

In 2016, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) awarded only 13 out of 820 elementary teacher preparation program providers with an A+ in Reading Instruction. CCU's School of Education was part of this group, representing the top 2%. The courses within the Reading/Literacy Area of Emphasis make up the majority of the courses recognized by NCTQ.

Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Children's Literature in Education
  • Diverse Reader 1: Instruction for Developing Readers
  • Elementary Writing Clinic

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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