Reading Programs - Overview

Reading Programs at UWL

Professional Studies in Education at UW-La Crosse is committed to preparing working teachers for advanced preparation in Reading, including Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist license(s). Reading education at UW-La Crosse is built on a firm foundation of best practices and current research in literacy.  

Announcements

We are excited to be revising the Reading programs to align with the new licensure laws in WI.  We welcome applications to the Reading programs. 

Program Options:

  • Reading Teacher (1316) Certificate program (18 credits)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSED) with Reading Teacher (1316) certification (30 credits)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSED) with Reading Teacher (1316) and Reading Specialist (5017) certifications (37 credits)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Reading (non-certification track) (33 credits)

Standards for Reading Professionals:

Aligned withe the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) administrative standards, the Graduate Reading Program has been collaboratively designed by School of Education (SoE) faculty and staff to align with best practices and current research in the field.

The program philosophy is aligned with the Standards for Reading Professionals of the International Literacy Association (ILA). The overarching categories of specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions addressed in the ILA standards are:

  1. Foundational Knowledge
  2. Curriculum and Instruction
  3. Assessment and Evaluation
  4. Diversity and Equity
  5. Learners and the Literacy Environment
  6. Professional Learning and Leadership
  7. Practicum/Clinical Experiences

Non-Wisconsin Teaching Licensure/Certification
UW-La Crosse programs offering a licensure or certification in Wisconsin will need to be reviewed by the State Board of Education of any other state in which the student plans on teaching. The individual state education boards determine what courses transfer in to meet license or certification requirements for each state.

Contact Information:

Registration, enrollment, tuition questions:

Cindy George
Marketing Specialist
cgeorge@uwlax.edu
(608) 785-5409

Specific questions about reading programs:

Adrienne Loh
Acting Program Director
aloh@uwlax.edu
(608) 785-8275

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Professional Studies in Education
271 Morris Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601