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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.

Accreditation

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. 

Wisconsin License 1316 - Reading Teacher

This license is required to teach reading for more than one class period per day or to be a Title I or Reading Recovery teacher. To be endorsed for the license, candidates must complete all required coursework and have at least four semesters of successful teaching experience. Those candidates without a lifetime license must have a passing score of 240 on the Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin (FORT).
 
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Wisconsin License 5017 - Reading Specialist

This license is required to direct reading programs or work with reading teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, or others as a resource teacher in reading. To be endorsed for the license, candidates must have or be eligible for Wisconsin License 1316, must have a master's degree, must complete all required coursework, and must have at least six semesters of successful teaching experience. 

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Literacy and Language Department
 litlang@uwosh.edu
(920) 424-4444