The Reading Teacher Certification Program is a licensure-only program intended for those who currently hold a Wisconsin teaching license or have completed an approved teacher education program and have had at least two years of teaching experience. The 18-credit program meets criteria for the Wisconsin Reading Teacher (316) license. The Reading Teacher License is required for teachers specifically assigned to teach reading in grades Pk-12.

The Program provides reading teacher candidates with experiences that reflect the University's broader mission of developing the whole person. Based on Marian's Learning-Centered Conceptual framework, the content and design of the program was developed from guidelines and standards of various professional associations, research, and sound professional practice.

Reading Teacher Certification Program is comprised of 18 graduate level credits, which include practicum and can be completed in three semesters, fall, spring and summer. This program is offered 100% online to meet the needs of candidates presently teaching.


18 credits:

RDG 601 Foundations of Reading, 3 cr.

RDG 621 Literacy for At-Risk and Struggling Learners, 3 cr.

RDG 630 Assessment of Reading, 3 cr.

RDG 640 Advanced Content Literacy, 3 cr.

RDG 648 Multicultural Literacy, 3 cr.

RDG 796 Literacy Practicum, 3 cr.


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