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Reading Degree Program (M.S.E.)


The Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree is offered in Reading to prepare teachers to provide special services in reading at the elementary and secondary level, and to license students as reading teachers (316) and/or as reading specialists (317).


The curriculum is designed to develop an advanced understanding of philosophies, models and theories relevant to literacy development and its teaching in grades PreK-12. Students will develop skills in selecting and administering a variety of authentic assessment instruments, interpreting the results, and planning implementation strategies for improving reading progress of students in elementary and secondary education settings.


Additional Admission Requirements:


Applicants must be eligible for a Wisconsin license to teach.


Degree Requirements:


Thirty-four credits of course work and a comprehensive examination or a thesis. Course requirements are given below. However, a specific program of study should be planned by students in consultation with their adviser in order to meet State requirements for reading teacher or reading specialist licensure.


READING (M.S.E.)


READING SEQUENCE - 25 CREDITS

1. READING-764 DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and
READING-768 DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

2. READING-766 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF READING DISABILITIES (K-6) and
READING-767 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF READING DISABILITIES 7-12
3. CIFLD-793 PRACTICUM (ELEMENTARY) and
CIFLD-793 PRACTICUM (SECONDARY)

4. SELECT 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:
a. READING-771 PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING READING PROGRAMS
READING-772 READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS
READING-773 RESEARCH RELATED TO THE TEACHING OF READING and
CIFLD-774 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN READING PROGRAMS

b. SELECT 9 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES WITH CONSENT OF ADVISER

READING RELATED REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS

SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSES
CIGENRL-716 INTEGRATING SOFTWARE & TECH: READING/ EARLY CHILD CURR.
CIGENRL-720 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS & ENGLISH
READING-774 EMERGENT LITERACY
READING-775 SYMPOSIUM IN READING EDUCATION
CIGENRL (EDADMIN)-769 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
EARLYCHD-561 CHILD LITERATURE
CIGENRL-799 THESIS RESEARCH
ENGLISH (SECNDED-720) TEACHING WRITING
ENGLISH-730 TEACHING LITERATURE

HUMANISTIC AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES - 3 CREDITS

SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSES
EDFOUND-681 HUMAN ABILITIES & LEARNING
CIGENRL-635 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FOR THE BILINGUAL CHILD
CIGENRL (EDFOUND)-723 SEMINAR: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICAN ED
CIGENRL (EDADMIN)-725 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION
EARLYCHD-714 CURRENT ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EARLYCHD-715 CHILDREN IN CRISIS

RESEARCH COURSE - 3 CREDITS

EDFOUND-740 TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH or
EDFOUND-780 TECHNIQUES OF ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH