A minor in Reading Education requires the completion of 18 hours of specialized coursework. This program is designed for students already seeking initial licensure in another content area who wish to gain expertise in reading methods in the K-12 public school setting. Students interested in pursuing a Reading Education minor must be approved for admission to the minor by meeting statewide teacher education program admission requirements. Admission to the minor is administered through the Office of Teacher Education, Advising, Licensure, and Recruiting (TEALR) in the College of Education.
The criteria for admission includes:
- Admission to a teacher education program
- GPA of at least 2.75 or higher
- Grade of C or better in EDUC 2100 An Introduction to Education and Diversity in Schools and SPED 2100 Introduction to Students with Special Needs
- Passing scores on the PRAXIS I exam or approved substituted score from the SAT or ACT
After admission into the minor, advising is offered through the Department of Reading and Elementary Education in collaboration with advising in the student’s major department. The minor is designated to be coordinated with Junior and Senior level coursework in the major. Successful completion of the minor will lead to a recommendation for a North Carolina add-on K-12 license in Reading.