Note: We are not accepting applications for this program at this time.

This emphasis is designed to prepare licensed teachers to provide special services in reading at the elementary and secondary level and to license students as reading teachers (Wisconsin 316) and/or as reading specialists (Wisconsin 17). Applicants for admission to this emphasis area must hold or be eligible for a regular teaching license in the State of Wisconsin for teaching in a public school. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the program coordinator on a case-by-case basis.* 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 instruments, interpreting the results, and planning implementation strategies for improving reading progress of students in elementary and secondary education settings.

For additional information about:

Program Coordinator:

Nancy L. Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Reading & Literacy

College of Education and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater WI 53190-1790