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

  • EDU675: Emergent Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDU 678: Literacy Assessment in the K-12 Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDU 800: Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Writing  (3 credits)
  • EDU 801: Middle and High School Literacy  (3 credits)
  • EDU 802:  Literacy Intervention in a Multilevel System of Support  (3 credits)

Meeting Dates

Fridays 5–9 p.m. | Saturdays 8 a.m.– 12p.m.

  • Fall 2023 - Emergent Literacy and Literacy Assessment
    • ​September 15-16
    • October 13-14
    • November 10-11
    • December 8-9
  • Spring 2024 - Comprehension, MS & HS Literacy
    • ​TBD
  • Summer 2024 - Literacy Intervention
    • TBD

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