WI Reading Teacher 316

WI Reading Teacher 316

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.

100% online program 

Apply now for fALL (August) 2019 


Sample Course schedules (Historic 2018 schedules) are available - click on the Course Schedule tab.

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The Wisconsin Reading Teacher 316 Program prepares teachers to be the literacy leaders of the future.  Teachers will strengthen their instructional practices, improve student achievement, and share their expertise with others. The online Reading Teacher 1316 License consists of 19 total credits. Financial aid is available for certain locations.

Educators will have seven years to complete all program requirements, including coursework, an electronic portfolio submission, and passing the Foundations of Reading Test. 

In addition to offering courses at various locations across the state, Viterbo University can bring classes to teachers where they live and work, with flexible scheduling that meets the demands of their active lives. Contact Jose Jefferson, Associate Director for Partnership Development and Site Coordinator about the possibility of bringing Viterbo directly to your district.

  • 15 credits could transfer directly into the Master of Arts in Education degree program, equating to 50% of the required credits for the Master of Arts in Education degree.
  • Up to six 6 credits can be waived for comparable graduate-level Reading Teacher 316 coursework that has been completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last seven (7) years.
  • Coursework is presented in a convenient online format, allowing for the flexibility of online instruction to be combined with engaging face-to-face interaction.
  • Financial-aid is possible for students who attend classes online or at the following locations: La Crosse, Milwaukee, Middleton, Green Bay, and Tomahawk.

Graduate Tuition: Visit Graduate Admissions Cost and Aid

Financial Aid Information: contact the Financial Aid Office. 

Apply to the Reading 316 Program: click on the "Apply Now" tab on the left of this page. All students who intend to register for courses must complete the application prior to registering for courses.

Register for Courses: New students will be assisted with registration for the first semester. Contact Mary Beth Sinniger for assistance.  Returning students should register online via VitNet. Courses with less than a minimum of 10 students registered are subject to cancellation. 

For questions regarding the Reading Teacher 316 program, please contact Jose Jefferson.

Jose Jefferson
Graduate Admissions