The Reading #1316 license is the Reading Teacher license, designed for reading teachers working directly with children.

To earn the #1316 Reading Teacher add-on license, the student must receive the institutional endorsement for the license and meet all the following requirements:

  1. Be eligible to hold a Wisconsin license to teach or complete an approved teacher education program.
  2. Have two years of successful regular classroom teaching experience.
  3. Complete four courses, with at least 12 credits earned, beyond the bachelor’s degree. The four courses shall include a practicum in teaching reading at the elementary level and at the middle/secondary level.

In addition, students must complete and maintain a high standard of performance in all coursework and program requirements (with a minimum grade of B) in the following areas:

  • Developmental reading K-12
  • Assessment and instructional techniques for readers with special needs
  • Language development
  • Content area reading
  • English language learner methods

To achieve the required 18 credits for this licensing program, students may apply up to six credits in the study of reading at the undergraduate level. The program requires all teachers seeking #316 licensure to apply to the graduate program and to schedule an appointment with the director of the reading program at the beginning of the coursework. Completion of the Miller Analogies Test is not required for #316 license candidates unless they also are pursuing a master’s degree.

Required courses (12 credits)

  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • EDU 5410 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading (K-12) (3 credits)
  • EDU 5420 Diagnostic and Remediation Techniques for Reading Disabilities (K-12) (3 credits)
  • EDU 5430 Practicum A and B in Reading Disabilities (K-12) (3 credits)