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MSE -  Literacy

Nationally and internationally accredited, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Master of Science in Education (MSE) – Literacy Program provides certified teachers with the opportunity to develop expertise in reading. The program is designed for those who wish to be licensed as reading teachers or prepare for service as reading specialists.

Upon completion of the MSE – Literacy, students will demonstrate knowledge and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge of:

  • Elementary and secondary school literacy programs and the students they serve
  • Literacy assessment techniques applicable to individual students and classroom groups
  • Interactive literacy intervention techniques
  • Educational research methodology
  • Research in the area of literacy and language education 
  • Administration and supervision of K-12 reading programs

They will:

  • Provide leadership in the field of reading; and as life-long learners, stay up-to-date about literacy instruction and assessment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and use current technology in appropriate situations and display appropriate and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strive to have a positive impact on the literacy development of their students
  • Maintain a positive personal attitude about the value of reading and display a professional attitude and related behaviors
  • Show a commitment to belonging to a community of learners and display an ability to effectively work with others.

Completion of the program will lead to a MSE degree. However, completing all requirements for the MSE does not ensure licensure. The Literacy and Language faculty must positively recommend the candidate for both 316 and 17 licensure.

It is recommended that newly admitted students meet with Dr. Michael P. Ford, LIteracy Graduate Program Coordinator to assist in developing a suggested plan of study.

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