In The Master of Science in Education Literacy program you’ll develop district and schoolwide literacy leadership skills including coaching, common core, curriculum development and more. The School of Education equips and inspires Christian servant leaders to pursue integrity and excellence in the delivery of educational services within professional and lifelong learning throughout the world.
CUW’s MS in Literacy program offers you the opportunity to:
- Learn from certified reading specialists with classroom experience
- Work with elementary, middle and secondary students one-on-one and in small groups
- Satisfy requirements to renew your Wisconsin teaching license
- Qualify for Wisconsin Reading Teacher (WI DPI #1316) and Reading Specialist (WI DPI #5017) licensure
- Use a portfolio-based assessment grounded in International Literacy Association (ILA) standards
- Participate in an internship that fits your busy schedule
- Program Director is a published Literacy author and a national and international presenter
Credit hours required: 30 (includes 18 credits for WI DPI #1316 license)
The Graduate Literacy program is designed to help elementary, middle and high school teachers obtain these certifications:
- Reading Teacher Certification-Wisconsin License #1316
- Reading Specialist Certification-Wisconsin License #5017
Wisconsin administrative licenses (#5017) require the applicant to hold a valid Wisconsin professional educator license in teaching or pupil services. Students seeking licensure in another state are responsible for checking with that state for licensing requirements, transfer processes or reciprocity agreements.
In our literacy program you will:
- Learn reading strategies you can immediately use in the classroom
- Assess the reading strengths and needs of your students
- Match literacy training to each child’s abilities
- Create positive reading experience that create lifelong learners
- Examine the link between speaking, listening, writing, and reading
- Help all students become confident, skilled readers
- Design, develop, implement, and evaluate K-12 reading programs
- Federal Student Aid: Federal Student Loans are available to graduate students seeking degrees. You may apply online at www.fafsaa.ed.gov. Concordia’s school code is 003842.
- Preferred Educational Partners: Student’s whose school districts are Preferred Educational Partners receive a tuition reduction. Please see www.cuw.edu/pep for more information.
- Christian Educator Discount: Grants are available to teachers in Christian Schools
- Teach Grant: Students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary, secondary, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families may be eligible for a Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full acceptance
- For literacy licensure, a teaching license and 2 years of teaching experience.
Dr. Steven Witt