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Reading Specialist License

Program Overview

Cardinal Stritch University offers the 5017 Reading Specialist licensure for candidates who wish to lead a school or district's literacy planning, instruction and assessment. This program can be added on to the 1316 Reading Teacher program at Stritch through the completion of 10 additional credits in the Literacy Master's program. If you already hold a Reading Teacher license and a master's degree, the Reading Specialist licensure can be completed through the completion of 7 credits of targeted coursework. 

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

5017 License

For current 1316 license and/or master's degree holders

Candidates who already hold the 1316 Reading Teacher license and have already earned a master’s degree can earn the 5017 Reading Specialist license by completing the following courses:

•             GS501 Introduction to Leadership
•             RL516 Supervision of PreK-12 Literacy Programs

Candidates seeking Reading Specialist licensure who do not yet hold the 1316 Reading Teacher license OR have not earned master's degree, can learn about earning the Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist licenses at the Master's in Literacy web page.

Please contact the program's admissions representative or faculty member for additional information:

Kirsten Brown

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Enrollment Management - Admissions Graduate

(414) 410-4061

Rhonda D. Schoonover

Faculty - Language and Literacy