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WI Reading Specialist 17

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Course Descriptions

EDUC 590 Supervision and Staff Development (3 credits): This course examines the effective strategies of supervision and staff development that relate to reading programs in schools. It is required for the 317 Reading License

EDUC 639 Directing and Supervising K-12 Reading Programs (3credits): This course will provide a knowledge base in current research of literacy instruction and assessment in K-12. Students are encouraged to create personal conceptualizations of the interrelatedness of language arts, inclusion of the language arts in content areas and strategies for guiding classroom teachers in developing and implementing literacy curricula. The course will provide information on intervention programs for at –risk learners. Information on program and professional development and evaluation is included.

EDUC 597 Seminar in Reading Research (3 credits): Seminar will review and develop skills in research methodologies, techniques, data interpretation, and evaluation of reading research as well as its classroom applications.

EDUC 596 Practicum (3 credits): Students will intern in a K-12 reading program, working with a certified reading specialist. Students will gain experience in a broad range of activities required of a reading specialist, to include staff development, supervision, and communications. A passing completed portfolio must be submitted with reflections addressing the state teaching standards and International Reading Association standards. Restricted to students admitted to the reading endorsement/licensure program. Prerequisites: 590, 639. May be repeated for credit.


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 Reading Specialist 17 License (previously know as the Reading Specialist 317 License) contact:


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