You are to be commended for your choice to become a teacher. The mission of the literacy methods courses is to foster the knowledge, skills, and dispositions you will need to be a successful educator. Please know that the faculty is united in support for you and your journey toward becoming a teacher. Everything you do in your nine hours of literacy block course work is designed purposefully - ALL directed toward YOUR future success. You will learn methods for teaching reading, writing, and assessment. This will be an authentic learning experience where you will be able to apply what you are learning in a public school setting.