Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate

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Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate

Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate

The Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate program enables currently licensed bilingual teachers to be eligible for Wisconsin license 1316 – Reading Teacher.

Admission to this program requires that an applicant holds Wisconsin license 1023 – Bilingual-Bicultural Education. In addition, to be admitted an applicant must have taken these courses or their equivalent:

  • El Ed/Sec Ed 348 OR El Ed/Sec Ed 548: Principles of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • El Ed/Sec Ed 351 OR El Ed/Sec Ed 551: Authentic Assessment for ESL/Bilingual Education
  • El Ed/Sec Ed 352 OR El Ed/Sec Ed 552: ESL and Multicultural Materials, Elementary/Secondary

See general information about admission to any graduate program in the department here

The program is aligned to standards of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

The Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate program is envisioned as a Reflective Journey, meaning the emphasis is on student growth and reflection as evaluated by a Reflective Journey portfolio. All students register for Literacy 798 twice, at the start of the program to do self-assessment, set goals, and learn about the portfolio assessment system and at the end of the program to present their Reflective Journey portfolio.

Required courses in the Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate Program are in the chart below.

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Face-to-Face or Hybrid?*

Literacy 735

Adolescent Literacy

3

Hybrid

Literacy 763

Literacy & Technology

2

Hybrid

Literacy 765

Literacy Assessment

3

Hybrid

Literacy 720

Literacy Intervention

3

Face-to-face

Literacy 721

Readers’/Writers’ Workshop: Secondary Focus

3

Face-to-face

Literacy 798

Reflective Journey – Initial

1

Hybrid

Literacy 798

Reflective Journey – Ending

1

(no class –portfolio presentation only)

El Ed/Sec Ed 781

Simultaneous Biliteracy Instruction

3

Face-to-Face

*Hybrid courses usually meet face-to-face for approximately 50% of the time and the rest of the work is done online.

Upon completion of the Bilingual Reading Teacher Certificate, graduate students may continue in the MSE – Literacy program to obtain a master’s degree and license 5017 – Reading Specialist or in the GAP program to obtain license 5017 – Reading Specialist.

Information about additional requirements for Wisconsin license 1316 – Reading Teacher can be found here.

For more information, contact Dr. Cathy Toll at tollc@uwosh.edu

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