Colorado Christian University
Reading Literacy Emphasis
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Reading Literacy Emphasis

Reading Literacy Emphasis 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 or special education programs 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.

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