Literacy and Language
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.
Required courses in the MSE - Literacy Program
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|Literacy 702||Engagement in Literacy Processes||2|
|Literacy 705||Literacies of Early/Middle Childhood||3|
|Literacy 720||Literacy Intervention - Elementary Clinical Experience||3|
|Literacy 721||Engaging Adolescents in Literacy - Secondary Clinical Experience||3|
|Literacy 735||Adolescent Literacy||3|
|Literacy 765||Literacy Assessment||3|
|Literacy 767||Literacy Coaching||3|
|Literacy 780||Leadership, Advocacy and Planning||3|
|Literacy 790||Research for the Literacy Professional||4|
|Literacy 792||Gateway 2 - Foundational Knowledge||1|
|Literacy 793||Gateway 3 - Skillful Practice||1|
|Literacy 794||Gateway 4 - Literacy Leadership||1|
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
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.