Reading is the gateway to the world

Open up gateways to a lifetime of learning and opportunity by becoming a literacy leader. The graduate literacy program at Concordia is a flexible, relevant, and transformative program that will inspire you in your professional and personal pursuits.

Cost Per Credit$614
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
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Program Overview

Literacy is the foundation of learning and the gateway for an enriched life of learning. It is an important tool for self-understanding and expression. It is a true expression of humanity. However, today we are seeing great challenges in our education systems related to literacy. This program will empower you to address these challenges and help all students be at their best. Your faculty will bring a treasure trove of real life experience and cutting edge research to your classes. What’s more - this program seeks to guide you into a transformative educational experience that will open up new insights and a refreshed passion for your field.  Students can study with the schedule that fits them best, as we offer a variety of flexible options, including online.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course
What to Expect

By enrolling in this program you will be given a toolbox through which you can create lifelong learners and tailor literacy interventions to each child’s ability. You’ll gain insight into the link between speaking, listening, writing, and reading and be able to implement those nuanced insights as you design effective K-12 reading programs. Most of all, you’ll gain a great appreciation for the “big picture” surrounding literacy and feel inspired to make a positive difference in the lives of learners.

Licensure / Certifications
#1316 Reading Teacher License (Wisconsin) #5017 Reading Specialist (Wisconsin)

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Science in Education - Literacy - Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist Licensures (DPI #1316 & DPI #5017) program is available at the following:

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