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Certificate in Reading Teacher License (316)


This certificate program is designed to prepare teachers to provide special services in reading at the elementary and secondary level and to certify students as reading teachers (Wisconsin Licensure Code 316).


The reading teacher certificate program consists of 4 courses and the completion of a professional development portfolio required for licensure which is developed within the 4 course sequence. The 16-credit program is designed to be completed in 3-4 semesters in a flexible combination of online delivery, face- to -face instruction and practicum experiences.


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Robin Fox
Winther 3035
Phone: (262) 472-5821
Email: foxr@uww.edu


Degree Requirements:

The following courses are required for the Reading Teacher 316 Certificate Program:

READING 764 Foundations of Reading 3 credits
READING 772 Reading in the Content Areas 3 credits
READING 767 Classroom Literacy Assessment & Intervention 5 credits
READING 766 Clinical Diagnosis & Literacy Instruction 5 credits

To be recommended by UW-Whitewater for the reading teacher license the applicant needs:

  1. 16 credits of graduate courses (listed above)
  2. A Wisconsin Teacher’s License based upon a bachelor’s degree
  3. Two years of successful full time classroom teaching.