- Offered as:
The reading certificate is offered as an add-on endorsement for students majoring in elementary education.
Students who complete the elementary education program and the reading endorsement will earn a bachelor of arts in education and will receive a K-8 teaching certificate from the state of Washington with a special endorsement for teaching reading.
- Requirements and Core Courses
Reading add-on endorsement courses
Literacy Within the Disciplines
Seminar in Language, Literacy, and Culture
Teaching Children's and Young Adult Literature
Psychology of Reading
Assessment Instruction in Reading K-12
Improving Reading Comprehension
You'll also take core courses for the major in elementary education.
Note: See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need.
For teacher education students
The College of Education distributes funds from 13 endowed scholarships to approximately 100 teacher education students every semester. Some of the scholarships with multiple recipients include the College of Education Alumni Association Scholarship, the Louise H. Meyer Scholarship, the Don and Julia Lee Scholarship, and the Claude Simpson and Peggy Simpson Yates Scholarship.
For more information about these scholarships, call the College of Education at 509-335-7843 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Campus organizations and activities
The Educators Club, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color are pre-professional organizations run by education students for education students. All future teachers are invited to join and participate.