WI Reading Specialist 17

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 per credit for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Apply to the Reading Specialist program: click on the "Apply Now" tab on the left of this page. 

Register for Courses:  Call 1-800-234-8721 to register for courses.  Registration deadlines are posted on the course schedule

For questions regarding the Reading Specialist program, please contact Jeannette Armstrong or Chris Valenti. 

Jeannette Armstrong
Program Specialist

Chris Valenti
Off Campus Coordinator