Master of Arts in Education:
Reading Education Specialization
Reading Teacher, Reading SpecialistTotal semester hours: 33 - 39*
The specialization in reading is designed for licensed PK-12 teachers interested in developing their teaching ability or in qualifying as reading teachers or reading specialists. Courses meet guidelines of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the International Reading Association for the preparation of reading teachers and reading specialists.
Degree candidates must be licensed teachers working in a PK-12 setting where they will be able to complete a practicum. In addition, in order to be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Reading Teacher (316) license, teachers must have completed two years of successful regular classroom teaching experience.
Reading TeacherCandidates who want to earn the Reading Teacher license (316) must complete the following courses:
*Up to six credits of undergraduate work may be accepted as transfer credit, as determined by the Reading faculty.
Reading SpecialistIn order to be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Reading Specialist (317) license, teachers must be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Reading Teacher license. In addition to meeting the core courses and Reading Teacher license requirements, candidates for the Master of Arts specialization in reading must take the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the program and for the Reading Specialist license (317):
Reading Teacher License (License #316)
Students with a bachelor’s degree and an initial teaching license may complete coursework for the Reading Teacher (316) license as a licensure-only program.
Reading Specialist License (License #317)
Teachers who already hold both a master’s degree and the Reading Teacher license (316) can complete the Reading Specialist license.
To request an information packet and application form e-mail Admissions. Questions? Contact Mary Claire Jones, Graduate Admissions Office, at 414-382-6106, toll free at 800-933-3401, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.