WI Reading Teacher 316


Applicant Resources:

Viterbo University:

Department of Public Instruction (DPI):
DPI UPDATE (2018): To align with new statutory language, DPI has reviewed and reinterpreted the applicability of the FORT requirement (Wis. Stat. §§ 118.19(14)(a) and (18)(a)).  An initial license is now interpreted to be the first provisional license held by an educator in a license category (teacher, administrator or pupil services). Therefore, the department may issue a provisional license to teach in certain areas (kindergarten through grade 5, special education, reading teacher, or reading specialist) if the applicant has passed the FORT examination. The result of this is that educators who hold or have held a lifetime/professional teacher license in Wisconsin do not need to pass FORT in order to add another license in the same category (i.e., teacher, administrator or pupil services) in one of the areas listed in statute.

Memberships and Organizations:

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 process prior to registering for courses.

Register for Courses: Advanced registration is required for all 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. 

For continuing student questions regarding applying for licensure post completion of the Reading Teacher 316 program, contact: 

Jeannette Armstrong
Program Specialist