2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Reading Teacher Certificate

The Reading Teacher (1316) Certificate Program addresses the needs of students, school districts, and the community in building competency in literacy.

Teachers who complete this certificate program gain significant benefits. The Reading Teacher Certificate Program expands teachers' knowledge in literacy and trains them to become teacher leaders. The program reinforces many of the best practices in teacher education including constructivism, reflective practice, and transformation. The certificate program also allows participants to apply for financial aid.

This program is offered off campus - either online, face-to-face, or blended throughout the state. Learning outcomes for the Reading Teacher Certificate Program are based on the standards from the International Literacy Association and have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as satisfying the competencies for a 1316 license.


(18 credits) 

RDG 601Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners3
RDG 702Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
RDG 703Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
RDG 712Critical Issues in Reading Difficulties3
RDG 714Literacy Practicum1-3
RDG 715Children's and Adolescent Literature3
Total Credits18

For licensure, candidates must also have earned a passing score (240) on the Foundations of Reading Test (FoRT) and have completed two years of successful teaching in PK-12 schools. 

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