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Master of Science in Education-Reading

Certification Programs in Reading

Reading Teacher (316 License)

Reading Specialist (017 License)

 


 

Reading

 

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). Since the program must meet current DPI standards, program requirements are subject to change.

 

Graduate Faculty

Ms. Rebecca Ardren, Senior Lecturer

Dr. Wendy Kropid, Associate Professor

Dr. Peggy Marciniec, Associate Professor

Dr. Cecilia Schrenker, Professor

 

The faculty contact person for this program is Dr. Peggy Marciniec, Associate Professor of Education, McCaskill 104-A; (715) 394-8585; pmarcini@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 the 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 portfolio of the studentís competencies is required for degree completion. Students will research and write a thesis on a topic of interest related to literacy learning.

 

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

TED 607 The Middle School and its Students                                                   3 credits  

TED 683 Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education                          3 credits

TED 797 Contemporary Issues in Special Education                                         3 credits

TED 734 Current Developments in Student Learning and their Applications       3 credits

TED 741 Using Educational Assessment to Inform Practice                               3 credits

TED 744 Trends in Curricular and Instructional Practices                                  3 credits

 

Reading: A minimum of 18 credits to include:

TED 663 Developing Literacy Pre K-3                                                             3 credits

TED 664 Developing Literacy 4-12 Grades                                                      3 credits

TED 665 Using Literacy Processes in the Content Areas                                   3 credits

TED 701 Introduction to Reading Difficulties                                                     3 credits

TED 702 Practicum in Reading Difficulties K-12                                               3 credits

 

LIBS 510 Young Adult Literature 

or

TED 606 Children's Literature                                                                          3 credits

TED 705 The K-12 Literacy Program                                                              3 credits

 

Research: Six credits:

TED 750 Research Foundations of Education                                                   3 credits

TED 752 Educational Research Project                                                            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 (017 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 candidateís program advisor, which includes a minimum of 18 semester credits with at least 12 of these credits taken beyond the bachelorís degree.

 

4. Courses applied toward the 316 license must comply with university policies concerning transfer credits, workshop limitations, and current (10-year limit) requirements. Students must be admitted to the graduate programs to begin work on this license.

Required courses:

TED 663 Developing Literacy Pre K-3                                                             3 credits

TED 664 Developing Literacy 4-12th Grades                                                   3 credits

TED 665 Using Literacy Processes in the Content Areas                                   3 credits

TED 701 Introduction to Reading Difficulties                                                     3 credits

TED 702 Practicum in Reading Difficulties K-12                                               3 credits

and

LIBS 510 Young Adult Literature 

or

TED 606 Children's Literature                                                                          3 credits

 

Reading Specialist (017 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 in Reading.

 

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 current (10-year limit) requirements.

Additional required courses:

In addition to the courses required for the 316 license (listed previously), the candidate for the Reading Specialist certification must complete the following courses:

 

TED 705 The K-12 Literacy Program                                                              3 credits

 

Research: Six credits:

TED 750 Research Foundations of Education                                                   3 credits

TED 752 Educational Research Project                                                            3 credits