Become a licensed reading teacher or reading specialist
Be an advocate for literacy in schools as a reading teacher or reading specialist. At Concordia, you'll learn to develop strategies and practices to implement and improve reading curricula and programs to help students succeed.
Our online program is grounded in faith and emerging literacy research- focusing on the science of reading paired with compassion and understanding.
Tailor your program to accomplish your goals with our three-program pathways
close to home
Fully online courses with local, in-person practicums and internships
Self-paced, 8-week courses allow you to enroll at any time and graduate in as little as 1 year
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Reading Teacher License Only
Add-on to your current WI teacher license with a #1316 reading teacher license. Work directly with K-12 students at their varying reading levels; learn to evaluate and diagnose reading and comprehension skills, and apply instructional practices and intervention strategies to striving readers.
Master's degree + licensure
Combine your #1316 license with your master's degree in literacy for an additional 12 credits. This will not only set you apart in the field, but you'll also have laid a solid foundation for becoming a reading specialist.
Prepare to lead teachers as an expert in K-12 literacy administration. As a literacy specialist, you can expect to support staff and develop curricula and continuous improvement plans in order to advocate for literacy in schools. Students must complete the master's degree and #1316 licensure to be eligible for this program. Additional internship hours are required.