Literacy and Language
Literacy is the ability to effectively read, write, listen, speak and interpret media. These skills are important to PK-12 students when learning in all content disciplines and essential for an engaged and productive life.
The Department of Literacy and Language offers graduate programs for experienced educators wishing to specialize in literacy instruction and literacy leadership. Graduate programs in the department are hybrid, meaning courses involve a mix of in-person and online work. Face-to-face class meetings occur in the evening during the academic year and in the daytime during the summer term.
The program is aligned to standards of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the International Literacy Association (ILA). Faculty members in the department are recognized nationally and internationally for their specialties related to literacy and literacy leadership.
Graduate programs in the Department of Literacy & Language are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and provide all coursework necessary for Wisconsin licensure 1316 – Reading Teacher and 5017 – Reading Specialist.