WI Reading Specialist 17

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Wisconsin Reading Specialist License #17

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.


A Reading Specialist 17 license (previously referred to as a 317) is required for individuals who direct reading programs or works with reading teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, and others as a resource teacher in reading. The Reading Specialist is an administrative literacy leader.  The Reading Specialist license is a 12 credit program that is offered entirely online.

The following standards are adhered to in our Reading Specialist Program:
Wisconsin Educator Standards - Administrative
ISLLC Administrative Standards

Admission Requirements:
1.  State issued teaching license
2.  Master's degree in education earned OR concurrently enrolled in the Viterbo Master of Arts in Education program.
3.  Wisconsin Reading Teacher 316 License
4.  Two years of successful, non-substitute classroom teaching experience

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Current graduate tuition:
$325/credit from September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015.
Apply online and call 1-800-234-8721 to register for courses.

For information regarding the online Reading Specialist 17 Program contact:



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