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    Online Master of Science in Education in Reading Instruction and Dyslexia Intervention

    Open doors by unlocking your potential.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is proud to introduce its innovative new graduate program in Reading Instruction and Dyslexia Intervention. This cutting-edge program is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to effectively support individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Through a comprehensive curriculum that blends theory with practical application, students will gain a deep understanding of evidence-based practices in reading instruction and intervention. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Reading Teacher Certificate and License 1316, Reading Specialist License 5017, and the Certificate in Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to make a meaningful impact in the lives of struggling readers and contribute to the advancement of literacy education.

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    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Only UW System college offering program
    • Flexible and convenient for your schedule
    • Strong network connections made in a cohort model program
    • Scholarships available for qualifying students

    Fully Online

    No requirements to come to campus.

    Specialized Degree

    Students receives a program tailored for their experience.

    Ranked #1 in WI

    More teaching licenses awarded than any other university.

    Online Master of Science in Education in Reading Instruction and Dyslexia Intervention

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    This program provides critical advanced training in the field of reading and dyslexia that will result in highly qualified reading teachers, specialists, and coaches in K-12 schools.

    The Online MSE in Reading Instruciton and Dyslexia Intervention is a 35-credit program. This fully online program can be started any term and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year and a half.

    Reading Teacher Requirements:

    • READING 764 - Foundations of Reading (3 credits)
    • READING 766 - Literacy Assessment & Intervention (prek-12) (4 credits)
    • READING 772 - Reading in the Content Areas (3 credits)
    • READING 767 - Reading Practicum: Literacy Assessment & Intervention (PreK-12) (4 credits)

    Reading Specialist Requirements:

    • READING 771 - Planning and Implementing Reading Programs (3 credits)
    • SPECED 769 - Supervision, Coaching, and Mentoring in Special Programs (3 credits)

    Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities Requirements:

    • SPECED 750 - Neurology of Dyslexia & Language Based Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
    • SPECED 752 - Science of Reading I: Phonics, Linguistics, & Interventions (3 credits)
    • SPECED 754 - Science of Reading II: Vocabulary, Comprehension, & Writing Inst (3 credits)
    • SPECED 764 - Assessment of Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
    • SPECFLD 770 - Practicum in Structured Literacy (3 credits)

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    To ensure a high quality graduate student group, all MSE in Reading Instruction and Dyslexia Intervention students must meet graduate admission criteria.

    Applicants are required to submit a background check to meet DPI admission requirements for licensure.

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    The Online Masters in Reading Instruction and Dyslexia Intervention  graduate program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $611 USD per credit as a Wisconsin resident for the 2023-24 academic year.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.

    What creates this value?

    • Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees teach all classes.
    • All faculty complete specific training for online teaching.
    • Faculty lectures are recorded in a state-of-the-art media studio and are included with each course.
    • An external team reviews online courses.
    • High levels of student/faculty interaction are standard.
    • Helpdesk technical staff are dedicated to assisting graduate students with online technology.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.