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Reading Teacher License (316) 


Minimum Unit (Cr.) Requirements: 19 crs.

To be recommended for this license (K-12), the student must be admitted in a graduate program and complete, as a minimum, 19 units (crs.) as follows:

Core Literacy courses:

Course #
Course Name
763 Literacy & Technology
705 Literacy in the Elementary School 3
Adolescent Literacy: Prog/Prac 3
798 Reflective Journey (Orientation)
Literacy Assessment 3
Readers'/Writers' Wkshp-Sec
Literacy Intervention
798 Reflective Journey (Defense)

Students are required to take the following courses (if older than seven years upon entry into the program) for DPI licensure:

  • Children and Youth with Disabilities in General Education (Spec Ed 552)
  • Child or Adolescent Literature (Ed Ldrshp 502 or 503)

At least 9 of the required units (crs.) for 316 licensure, including Literacy 720, must be taken at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

A minimum of two years of teaching experience is required by the Department of Public Instruction for 316 licensure.  DPI also requires a passing score of 240 on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test.

The Literacy and Language faculty meet and must positively recommend the candidate for 316 licensure.

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