Program Format

Reading Teacher License


The 316 licensure program consists of four courses which can be completed in any order, and a final practicum requirement consisting of an internship to be completed in one or more of Stritch’s Literacy Centers. 

  • RL 560 - Early Childhood Language, Literacy, and Learning (4 credits)
  • RL 561 - Disciplinary Language, Literacy and Learning in Content Areas (4 credits)
  • RL 564 - Assessment & Instruction of Readers & Writers (2 credits)
  • RL 565 - Comprehension Development in Readers & Writers (4 credits)
  • RL 570 - Practicum (4 credits)

In addition, each course requires Literacy Center observation and practical application. These learning opportunities will be completed outside of scheduled class time. Scheduling and locations are flexible – Guidelines will be provided, but student will be responsible for making their own arrangements.

Students may take 2 courses during the same time.

No outside study team hours are required.

A current course schedule may be requested from Grad Admissions.

Once students complete the 316 license they can opt to complete the Master's of Arts Degree in Language & Literacy by completing the following:

  • HESA 550 Fundamentals of Research in Teaching
  • EDM 624 Action Research Methodology
  • EDM 634 Action Research Application