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Graduate Certification Programs in Reading: Reading Specialist (17) Certification


This certificate is administered by the School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development .

You may complete this certification as a specialization in the Education, M.S.E.  by enrolling as a graduate special student and pursuing certification only.

NOTE: You must have three years of successful regular classroom teaching experience in addition to the coursework for certification.

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE DISCLOSURE (NC-SARA)

The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:


The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Wisconsin


The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable


The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Meet the following requirements:

Certification Requirements


Master’s Degree


Complete a master’s degree in an education field.

Reading Teacher (316) Certification


Meet the requirements for Graduate Certification Programs in Reading: Reading Teacher (316) Certification  .

Note:


Courses for reading specialist 17 license must be earned within a seven-year period (starting with beginning of the term the course was approved for your Program of Study).

State Mandated Tests


Pass the state-mandated Foundations of Reading Test.

State Teacher Licensing Rules


Meet state teacher licensing rules which are subject to change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.

Early Childhood Education Add-On


To receive certification, fulfill these requirements:

Professional Preparation


Complete a bachelor’s degree and/or certification program with a major in Elementary Education including EDUC 398 ; and PSYC 260  or  HD 265  or HD 361 .

State-Mandated Tests


Pass the state-mandated Foundations of Reading Test. Teachers who have a Wisconsin “lifetime license” are not required to meet this requirement unless they have an administrative license that is not a lifetime license.

State Teacher Licensing Rules


Meet state teacher licensing rules which are subject to change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.