Minor in Literacy

College of Education and Social Work

Students who wish to minor in literacy must have the following: 48 credits earned at WCU with a cumulative GPA of 2.80. Transfer students must have 48 credits including a minimum of 12-18 credits earned at WCU with a cumulative GPA of 2.80. Students who fall below the minimum cumulative GPA required are permitted to retake, in accordance with University policy, coursework in the minor that contributed to their fall below the required minimum cumulative GPA. Such students will not be permitted to take additional coursework in the minor until they achieve the required minimum cumulative GPA.

Core Courses
EDR 304Teaching Language Arts Pre-K-43
or EDR 306 Teaching Language Arts 4-8
EDR 307Foundation in Reading PreK-43
or EDR 308 Foundations in Reading 4-8
EDR 345Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
or EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
EDR 400Literacy, Diversity, & Equity in K-12 Classrooms3
Tracks6
Choose one track:
Early & Middle Grades Education Track
Assessment and Instructional Interventions in Reading and Language Arts
Choose 1 elective:
Reading in the Content Areas 1
Seminar in Reading
Teaching Multimodal Literacies
Secondary Education Track
Reading in the Content Areas
Choose 1 elective:
Assessment and Instructional Interventions in Reading and Language Arts
Seminar in Reading
Teaching Multimodal Literacies
Family & Community Literacy Track
Choose 2 electives:
Assessment and Instructional Interventions in Reading and Language Arts
Reading in the Content Areas
Seminar in Reading
Teaching Multimodal Literacies
Children's Literature
Young Adult Literature
Total Minimum Credits Required18