The School of Education provides a Reading Education Minor, an Education Minor, and a Reading/Literacy Area of Emphasis.
The Reading Education Minor, which does not lead to Colorado teacher licensure, is available to screened elementary and special education students who have made a career change decision and do not plan to pursue licensure. The minor includes a strong reading/literacy core of classes.
The Education Minor, which does not lead to Colorado teacher licensure, is available to a wide range of majors on campus, including, but not limited to: Youth Ministry, business, psychology, and secondary education students who have made a career change decision. This option is beneficial for CCU students who plan to work in settings where they will interact, counsel, lead, coach, or instruct young people, either in a vocation or avocation.
The Reading Literacy Emphasis is awarded to all Elementary Education and Special Education: Generalist program completers, and represents a strong and important focus for teachers in these fields. 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. The SoE 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.
Elementary Education and Special Education: Generalist graduates also earn the English Language Arts and Social Studies emphases as part of their bachelor degree programs.
Students seeking the Reading Education Minor, Education Minor or an Emphasis in Reading Literacy, English Language Arts, and Social Studies must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Students may earn a Minor or Area of Emphasis by completing the following credit hours, including course prerequisites and co-requisites. All students are required to work directly with the Life Directions Center to ensure they are meeting all requirements for completion of a CCU Minor or Area of Emphasis.