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To apply to a UW Oshkosh graduate program in the Department of Literacy and Language access the UW System’s graduate application system by clicking the application button on the right.

The UW System application will include requests for the following:

  • Original transcripts from all previous degrees.
  • A copy of your teaching license.
  • Names and contact information of 3 people who will provide a letter of reference (except for the Literacy Coaching Certificate program, which requires only 1 reference). Note that you do not submit the letters of reference yourself.
  • A brief statement of your goals for graduate studies.
  • A $56 nonrefundable application fee.

The UW System application will ask you to select the program you are applying to. Read the descriptions of the graduate programs on this website before choosing, then refer to the chart below.

In addition to applying via the UW System application, you must obtain a criminal background check through CastleBranch at Select “Graduate” and “I am applying to the program and need to order my background check” as the CBC package. Do not supply your own background check.

Contact Us

Dr. Chelsea Faase
Literacy & Language Graduate Coordinator

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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Department of Literacy and Language Program
Select this item in UW System Application
MSE - LiteracyLanguage & Literacy: Major/Master's Literacy
Reading Specialist Language & Literacy: Major/Master's Reading Specialist Track
Graduate Achievement Program (GAP) CertificateLiteracy & Language: Graduate Achievement Program (GAP) Certificate
Reading Teacher License CertificateLiteracy & Language: Reading Teacher License Certificate
Bilingual Reading Teacher License CertificateLiteracy & Language: 316 Bilingual Reading Teacher
Reading Specialist Licensure CertificateLiteracy & Language: Reading Specialist Licensure Certificate
Literacy Coaching CertificateLiteracy & Language: Literacy Coaching Certificate
Disciplinary Literacy Certificate(Apply to Department of Teaching & Learning)

To check on the status of an application that has been submitted, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at