Literacy and Language
Apply to a program
To apply to a UW Oshkosh graduate program in the Department of Literacy and Language access the UW System’s graduate application system by clicking the application button on the right.
The UW System application will include requests for the following:
- Original transcripts from all previous degrees.
- A copy of your teaching license.
- Names and contact information of 3 people who will provide a letter of reference (except for the Literacy Coaching Certificate program, which requires only 1 reference). Note that you do not submit the letters of reference yourself.
- A brief statement of your goals for graduate studies.
- A $56 nonrefundable application fee.
The UW System application will ask you to select the program you are applying to. Read the descriptions of the graduate programs on this website before choosing, then refer to the chart below.
In addition to applying via the UW System application, you must obtain a criminal background check through CastleBranch at https://portal.castlebranch.com/UZ92. Select “Graduate” and “I am applying to the program and need to order my background check” as the CBC package. Do not supply your own background check.
|University of Wisconsin Oshkosh|
Department of Literacy and Language Program
|Select this item in UW System Application|
|MSE - Literacy||Language & Literacy: Major/Master's Literacy|
|Reading Specialist||Language & Literacy: Major/Master's Reading Specialist Track|
|Graduate Achievement Program (GAP) Certificate||Literacy & Language: Graduate Achievement Program (GAP) Certificate|
|Reading Teacher License Certificate||Literacy & Language: Reading Teacher License Certificate|
|Bilingual Reading Teacher License Certificate||Literacy & Language: 316 Bilingual Reading Teacher|
|Reading Specialist Licensure Certificate||Literacy & Language: Reading Specialist Licensure Certificate|
|Literacy Coaching Certificate||Literacy & Language: Literacy Coaching Certificate|
|Disciplinary Literacy Certificate||(Apply to Department of Teaching & Learning)|
To check on the status of an application that has been submitted, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.