Reading Teacher License Certificate

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Reading Teacher License Certificate

Reading Teacher License Certificate

The Reading Teacher License Certificate program provides licensed teachers the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge, and dispositions related to literacy teaching and learning. The program provides all coursework necessary for Wisconsin license 1316 – Reading Teacher.

Program completers often use their new knowledge, skills, and dispositions in their own PK-12 classrooms in order to be help students be more successful literate learners. Other program completers become Title I teachers, RTI interventionists, or other specialized reading teachers.

The program is aligned to standards of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Faculty members in the department are recognized nationally and internationally for their specialties related to literacy and literacy leadership.

The Reading Teacher License Certificate program is envisioned as a Reflective Journey, meaning the emphasis is on student growth and reflection as evaluated by a Reflective Journey portfolio. All students register for Literacy 798 twice, at the start of the program to do self-assessment, set goals, and learn about the portfolio assessment system and at the end of the program to present their Reflective Journey portfolio.

Required courses in the Reading Teacher License Certificate Program are in the chart below. 

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Face-to-Face or Hybrid?*

Literacy 705

Elementary School Literacy

3

Face-to-face or hybrid (varies)

Literacy 735

Adolescent Literacy

3

Hybrid

Literacy 763

Literacy & Technology

2

Hybrid

Literacy 765

Literacy Assessment

3

Hybrid

Literacy 720

Literacy Intervention

3

Face-to-face

Literacy 721

Readers’/Writers’ Workshop: Secondary Focus

3

Face-to-face

Literacy 798

Reflective Journey – Initial

1

Hybrid

Literacy 798

Reflective Journey – Ending

1

(no class –portfolio presentation only)

*Hybrid courses usually meet face-to-face for 50% of the time and the rest of the work is done online.

Upon completion of the Reading Teacher License Certificate, graduate students may continue in the MSE – Literacy program to obtain a master’s degree and license 5017 – Reading Specialist or in the GAP program to obtain license 5017 – Reading Specialist.        

Information about additional requirements for Wisconsin license 1316 – Reading Teacher can be found here. 

For more information, contact Dr. Cathy Toll at tollc@uwosh.edu

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