The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers a graduate program that leads to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in Reading. The degree program also can lead to certification as a reading specialist or reading teacher by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The program is currently under review in connection with the requirements of PI34. Watch for the changes. The faculty contact person for this program is Dr. Peggy Marciniec, Assistant Professor of Education, McCaskill 104-D; (715) 394-8516; pmarcini@facstaff.uwsuper.edu

Master of Science in Education - Reading
The M.S.E.-Reading is designed for certified teachers who wish to pursue graduate work in the field of reading/literacy. The degree is appropriate for both elementary and secondary teachers and can lead to certification in reading at the early childhood through adolescence level (reading teacher/reading specialist). The elective courses should be selected by the student and his/her program advisor to satisfy the professional interests and certification needs of the student.

Degree Requirements
The M.S.E.-Reading degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credits of graduate course work. At least 15 credits must be in 700-level courses. A written comprehensive examination must be taken and passed prior to being granted an M.S.E.-Reading degree. The examination should be taken when you are over two-thirds done with the program.

Foundations: A minimum of six semester credits selected from the following or accepted in transfer by the program advisor

PSYC 651 Developmental Psychology I: Child Development         3 credits
PSYC 652 Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence                 3 credits
PSYC 677 Language Development                                               3 credits
TED 692 Introduction to Learning Disabilities                                3 credits
TED 734 Learning and Instructional Practice                                 3 credits
TED 741 Measurement and Evaluation                                          3 credits
TED 744 Instructional Systems Design                                          3 credits
TED 745 Elements of Instruction                                                   3 credits

Reading: A minimum of 18 credits to include:

TED 663 Developing Literacy PreK-3                                         3 credits
TED 664 Developing Literacy 4-12                                             3 credits
TED 705 The K-12 Literacy Program                                         3 credits

and elective courses selected from:

LIBS 510 Adolescent Literature                                                     3 credits
TED 606 Children's Literature                                                        3 credits
TED 665 Using Literacy Processes in the Content Areas                 3 credits
TED 681 Seminar in Education (Reading/Language Arts Topic)       1-4 credits
TED 701 Introduction to Reading Difficulties                                    3 credits
TED 702 Practicum in Reading Difficulties K-12                              3 credits
TED 722 Seminar in Education (Rdg/LA topics)                              1-4 credits
TED 781 Independent Study (Rdg/LA topics)                                 2-4 credits


TED 700 Classroom Inquiry in Literacy                                            3 credits

Certification Programs in Reading
UW-Superior offers courses approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for certification as a Reading Teacher (316 license) or a Reading Specialist (317 license). DPI certification standards represent minimal requirements. Teacher education programs have the right to exceed minimal requirements.

Reading Teacher (316 License)
Any person who has a specific assignment to teach reading must hold a reading teacher license which requires the following:

1. Eligibility to hold a Wisconsin license to teach or completion of an approved teacher education program.

2. Two years of successful regular classroom teaching experience.

3. An academic program approved by the candidate's program advisor, which includes a minimum of 18 semester credits with at least 12 of these credits taken beyond the bachelor's degree.

4. Courses applied toward the 316 license must comply with university policies concerning transfer credits, workshop limitations, and current (seven-year limit) requirements. You must be admitted to the Graduate Programs to begin work on this license.

Required Courses

TED 463/663 Developing Literacy PreK-3                                3 credits
TED 464/664 Developing Literacy 4-12th Grades                     3 credits
TED 465/665 Using Literacy Processes in the Content Areas     3 credits
TED 701 Introduction to Reading Difficulties                              3 credits
TED 702 Practicum in Rdg Difficulties K-12                              3 credits
LIBS 310/510 Adolescent Literature                                         3 credits
TED 406/606 Children's Literature                                            3 credits

Reading Specialist (317 License)
Any person who directs early childhood through adolescence reading programs, works with reading teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, and others as a resource teacher in reading must hold a reading specialist license which requires the following:

1. Eligibility to hold a Wisconsin Reading Teacher license.

2. Successful completion of a master's degree.

3. An academic program approved by the candidate's program advisor which includes all required course work for the M.S.E.-Reading degree, and the 316 Reading Teacher license. All coursework must comply with university policies regarding transfer credits, workshop limits, and currency (seven-year limit) requirements.