Reading Specialist Certification (UW-Stout)
Earn graduate credits via online courses and meet your professional development goals for Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (WI 17) Reading Specialist certification requirements.
All courses are 3 graduate credits and offered online. No travel to campus required. All courses are 3 graduate credits and offered online. No travel to campus required. Only two courses and a practicum.
The course sequence is:
- RDGED 720 Leading and Directing the Reading Program
- RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction
- RDGED 722 Reading Specialist Field Experience (Prerequisite: RDGED 720 and 721 and instructor approval). Supervised school-based practicum in reading program implementation and evaluation. Emphasis on developing literacy coaching practices, planning professional development programs and facilitating evidence-based reading programs in your local community.
Total credits required for completion: 9
- Complete Reading Specialist Certification Program Application including Statement of Goals.
- Email application materials to the current School of Education Student Services Specialist.
- Submit official transcript showing degree awarded and GPA.
Eligibility is determined by:
- Evidence of your professional development goals and commitment to working with students with reading needs (written statement of goals)
- Evidence of your professional development self analysis and reflection (written statement of goals)
- Goals relating to seeking reading certification (written statement of goals)
- Evidence of your current teaching license (application form)
- Evidence of 3.0 GPA or higher in past reading coursework (transcript)