Now Accepting Applications For Fall 2017
The graduate Reading Program at UW-River Falls prepares
educators to meet the needs of all readers in their classrooms. Students gain knowledge and skills in effective literacy classroom methods with a focus on using assessment data to guide differentiated instruction.
The small cohort of graduate students become a close-knit community, sharing
insights and teaching experiences while working with practiced instructors and
Students may complete a certificate for Wisconsin reading
teacher license or a master of science in education degree and Wisconsin reading
specialist license. Both options meet the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction requirements for licensure. Course curriculum follows the
standards of the International Literacy Association.
Who Should Apply
Educators with at least two years of experience in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms who want to strengthen their skills in developing literacy.
Educators seeking to become reading teachers or reading specialists.
Convenient schedule of classes with online coursework and face-to-face instruction on one Saturday per month and during the summer.
Small cohort of peers, learning practical teaching strategies through in depth discussions with each other and expert faculty.
Curriculum reflects the needs of educators who want to implement effective literacy practices into their classrooms.
Complete the reading teacher certification within one year or continue on to earn master's degree and reading specialist license.