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Reading and Writing (PK-6)

About

You have a passion for reading and writing. It forms the base of all other learning, and children need guidance in how to do it successfully. The reading and writing (PK-6) endorsement allows you to teach reading and writing to pre-kindergarten through grade 6. This qualification will make you an excellent candidate for an elementary teaching job. With a long-standing, excellent reputation for our education program, Wayne State is the perfect place to begin your career in education.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
In addition to choosing the reading and writing (PK-6) supplemental endorsement, you will also need to select two subject endorsements or one field endorsement to receive your B.A. or B.S.


Hours required:
For endorsement: 18
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)


Popular pairings: Elementary Education (K-8), Early Childhood Education (PK-3), English as a Second Language (PK-12), Special Education Generalist (K-6)


School: Education and Counseling


Department: Educational Foundations and Leadership


Accreditation:  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of Education

Education Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree to teach reading and writing.
 

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Teaching early reading and writing
  • Developing language arts curriculum
  • Teaching children’s literature
  • Literacy assessment
  • Intercultural communication
  • Linguistic theory and application
  • Teaching methods for ESL learners
  • Verbal communication and expression
  • Cultural awareness
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Leadership and organization

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Reading teacher / specialist
  • Writing specialist
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Preschool teacher
  • Literacy consultant
  • Language instructor
  • ESL teacher
  • English teacher
  • Guidance counselor
  • Special education teacher

Employers

Employers

  • Preschools
  • Elementary schools
  • In-home tutor
  • Online schools
  • International schools
  • Community programs
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government programs
  • Immigration services
  • Distance-learning facilities

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Student Activities for Education Majors

Opportunities

Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your degree in to teach reading and writing, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you will work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find both internship and employment opportunities.

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