Reading Specialist (17/5017)

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Leadership in K-12 schools takes many forms, and can impact a classroom, a school or an entire district. Leadership in each of its forms results in advocating for student learning.   

Do you believe in increasing outcomes for all students? Earning your reading specialist license will be a journey in which you can increase your own expertise, ground your thinking in research and dedicate time to shape your initiatives to improve learning for students.   

Teachers who already hold both a master’s degree and the reading teacher license (316) can complete the reading specialist (317) license with nine (9) graduate credits and complete the coursework in 12 months.

Benefits of UW-Stevens Point Reading Specialist (#17/5017) Program

  • 100% online 
  • No travel to campus required for weekend or night classes  
  • Complete your field experience in your district to impact your district/students
  • Taught by experience reading specialists 
  • Nine credits of coursework that can be completed within a year. Start your coursework in the summer of 2020 and be eligible for your license in May of 2021.

Reading Specialist License Courses

​Courses Semester Credits
EDUC 750: Guiding & Directing Reading Programs
Leading the school improvement process in the area of reading.  Apply qualitative action research to examine school reading programs.
EDUC 749: Strengthening Professional Practice
Building professional capital to improve teacher expertise and learning outcomes. Field experience includes planning professional development.
EDUC 751: Reading Research
Review reading research and reflect on the influence of contemporary issues in literacy on reading educators and student reading achievement.
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