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Masters of Science in Education (MSE) – Literacy

The Master of Science in Education (MSE) – Literacy provides licensed teachers the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge, and dispositions related to literacy and literacy leadership. Program completers often use their new knowledge, skills, and dispositions to provide school or district leadership for literacy programs. Other program completers lead specialized programs such as Title I or RTI or serve as literacy coaches.

The program provides all coursework necessary for Wisconsin licensure 1316 – Reading Teacher and 5017 – Reading Specialist.

 

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

 

Required courses in the MSE - Literacy Program

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Literacy 702Engagement in Literacy Processes2
Literacy 705Literacies of Early/Middle Childhood3
Literacy 720Literacy Intervention - Elementary Clinical Experience3
Literacy 721Engaging Adolescents in Literacy - Secondary Clinical Experience3
Literacy 735Adolescent Literacy3
Literacy 765Literacy Assessment3
Literacy 767Literacy Coaching3
Literacy 780Leadership, Advocacy and Planning3
Literacy 790Research for the Literacy Professional4
Literacy 792Gateway 2 - Foundational Knowledge1
Literacy 793Gateway 3 - Skillful Practice1
Literacy 794Gateway 4 - Literacy Leadership1

The first 19 credits in the program consist of coursework for Wisconsin license 1316 – Reading Teacher. The remaining 11 credits provide coursework for Wisconsin license 5017 – Reading Specialist.

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

Additional information on Wisconsin Licenses

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. 

Contact Us

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