Reading Teacher License
Develop expertise through a sequence of focused courses.
The reading teacher license program is aligned with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Content Standards, the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) guidelines. This professional learning community model offers a supportive and interactive environment for current classroom teachers to broaden their understanding and skills related to research-based reading assessment, evaluation and instruction.
Graduate students who have an initial Wisconsin teaching license and two years of full-time teaching experience can qualify for an additional license as K-12 Reading Teachers by completing Carroll's Reading Teacher sequence. Students seeking this license must earn a grade of B or higher in each reading course and must have an overall minimum reading course grade point average of 3. Successful completion of this 15-credit program and the Foundations of Reading exam lead to a Wisconsin Reading Teacher License.
Credits from the reading license program can be applied to a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Candidates completing a M.Ed. program may be eligible for financial aid.
- Courses are specially timed in summer with weekly or weekend delivery options during fall and spring terms
The following courses compose the graduate level requirements for the license:
- Literacy Assessment (3 credits)
- Emergent Literacy (3 credits)
- Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Writing Instruction (3 credits)
- Middle and High School Literacy (3 credits)
- Literacy Intervention in a Multi-level System of Support (3 credits)
Fridays 5–9 p.m. | Saturdays 8 a.m.– 12p.m.
- Fall 2022 - Emergent Literacy and Literacy Assessment
- September 9-10
- October 7-8
- November 11-12
- December 9-10
- Spring 2023 - Comprehension, MS & HS Literacy
- January 13-14
- February 10-11
- March 10-11
- April 14-15
- Summer 2023 - Literacy Intervention