Reading / Language Arts (MC-EA, grades 1-6)
DEPARTMENT: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
Reading and writing are the core skills that make all other learning possible, yet too few American children are reading at their grade level.
Whether you desire to teach students out of your own love for reading or out of a desire to raise nation-wide literacy, you will work closely with experts to develop your understanding and use of central concepts in reading and language arts.
*The reading/language arts minor for elementary education majors is also available online through UW-Superior's Distance Learning Center.
Through a minor in reading/language arts for elementary education at UW-Superior, you will:
- Learn how to integrate learning theory with knowledge of reading/language arts to plan instruction and learning activities.
- Use research-based instructional practices in reading/language artsUnderstand the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of development in relation to student learning.
- Gain multicultural understanding and how to incorporate diversity into the classroom.
According to a 2013 study done by the University of California San Diego Extension, elementary education ranked No. 6 in top careers for college graduates.
- Be prepared for licensure in Wisconsin, which is acceptable in many other states, to teach first through 8th grade.
- Be prepared to apply literacy skills in any profession or community organization that requires communication skills.
Did You Know?
- Our reading faculty have a wealth of classroom experience in teaching reading/language arts, and have doctorates or advanced degrees in their field.
- You will have many opportunities pre-student teaching to observe and teach elementary and middle school students.
- Many of our graduates have won teaching awards at district, state and national levels and are highly regarded by their employers.
- UW-Superior has more than 100 years of experience in training teachers.
* Are programs where you can also earn certification to teach at the K-12, elementary or middle/high school levels.