LEHE – Reading Concentration (K-12)
For more information about our programs, please contact:
Tanya Cannon, MAEd
Undergraduate Reading Coordinator
Students majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education can select Reading as a Concentration. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to understand literacy development and instruction across grades K-12. Students will become prepared to teach in North Carolina and beyond while exploring strategies designed to engage all learners. Plus, successful completion of this coursework may lead to licensure that can provide additional professional options.
Coursework and competencies for the reading concentration and licensure include reading foundations, diagnostic/clinical and reading assessment, word recognition and phonics instruction, content area reading/literacy instruction, language arts instruction, and literature for children and adolescents.
READ Course Sequence for Concentration/NC Licensure
Take these courses plus two related-study courses from your major for concentration:
- 3000: Literacy Learning in a Diverse World
- 3501: Foundational Literacy Skills: Differentiated Instruction and Assessment for the Elementary Classroom
- 3502: Applied Literacy Skills: Differentiated Instruction and Assessment for the Elementary Classroom
- 4000: Connecting Theory and Practice in K-12 Literacy Instruction
To be eligible for NC Reading K -12 Licensure, add these courses:
- 5316: Word Study: Phonics, Spelling, & Vocabulary Instruction
- 5317: Adolescent Literacy in the Content Areas* *Should be taken after READ 3000, 3301 and 3302
Reading Concentration: 4 Reading Courses Plus 2 Related Study (18 hours total) NC Reading K-12 Licensure: 6 Reading Courses Plus 2 Related Study (24 hours total)