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Racine Unified School District has partnered with Cardinal Stritch University to offer their educators the 1316 Reading Teacher Licensure. This license prepares teachers to provide focused and intensive reading instruction to the students in the Racine Unified School District. 

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Reading Teacher Licensure

The 1316 Reading Teacher (PK-12) Licensure is a 20-Credit graduate-level program. The coursework in this program is intended to prepare teachers to provide focused and intensive reading instruction for children especially those who struggle with literacy development in grades PK-12. 
Additionally, the program provides an in-depth study of research and practice in literacy with other PK-12 teachers in the metro Milwaukee area.

All credits earned upon completion of the 1316 Reading Teacher Licensure coursework can be directly applied toward the Master of Arts in Language & Literacy degree. 10 additional credits are required for the master's degree, which includes the 5017 Reading Specialist License

Program Benefits

  • Flexible start dates
  • Choose the format (online, face to face or blended)
  • Designed for working teachers
  • Courses taught by experts in their respective fields
  • Tuition funded by RUSD

Funding your education

Financial aid is available for graduate students:
  • Half-Time enrollment (3 credits per semester) required to receive federal loan funds.
  • File a FAFSA.
  • Can use federal funding with employer reimbursement.

Contact Stritch's Office of Financial Aid for more information

Fall 2022

First Day of Classes August 29*
Last Day of Drop/Add September 2 at 5 p.m.
Labor Day September 5 (University Closed)
Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral
Stritch Service Day October 6
Midterm October 20*
Long Weekend October 21-22*
Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2023 October 31
Last Day to Withdraw November 4 at 5 p.m.*
Thanksgiving Break November 24-November 27 (University Closed)
Last Day of Classes December 12*
Exams December 10, 13-16*
Exam Makeup Day December 17* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Degree Conferral Date December 25
Holiday Break December 24-January 1 (University Closed)





















*Applies to regular 16-week courses



Fall Term Modules

August 29 - December 18 Traditional 16-week term
August 22 - November 13 First 12-week module
September 5 - November 27 Second 12-week module
October 3 - December 25 Third 12-week module
August 29 - October 23 First 8-week module
October 31 - December 25 Second 8-week module
August 22 - October 2 First 6-week module
October 3 - November 13 Second 6-week module
November 14 - December 25 Third 6-week module
September 5 - October 2 First 4-week module
October 3 - October 30 Second 4-week module
October 31 - November 27 Third 4-week module
November 28 - December 25 Fourth 4-week module
August 22 - September 4 First 2-week module
December 12 - December 25 Second 2-week module

Spring 2023

Registration Begins for Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes January 23*
Last Day of Drop/Add January 27 at 5 p.m.*
Graduation Application Deadline March 1 for May Conferral
Spring Break March 6-10*
Midterm March 24*
Easter Break April 6-10 (University Closed April 7-9)
Registration Begins for Fall 2023 April 11
Last Day to Withdraw April 14 at 5 p.m.*
Last Day of Classes May 15*
Exams May 13, 16-19*
Exam Makeup Day May 20* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Commencement Ceremony May 21
Degree Conferral Date May 21



















*Applies to regular 16-week courses



Spring Term Modules

January 16 – April 9 First 12-week module
January 30 – April 23 Second 12-week module
February 27 – May 21 Third 12-week module
January 23 – March 19 First 8-week module
March 27 – May 21 Second 8-week module
January 16 – February 26 First 6-week module
February 27 – April 9 Second 6-week module
April 10 – May 21  Third 6-week module
January 30 – February 26 First 4-week module
February 27 – March 26 Second 4-week module
March 27 – April 23 Third 4-week module
April 24 – May 21 Fourth 4-week module
January 16 – January 29 First 2-week module
May 8 – May 21 Second 2-week module

Summer 2023

Registration Begins for Summer 2023 October 31, 2022
Memorial Day May 29 (University Closed)
Juneteenth Day June 19 (University Closed)
Summer Break: No Classes July 3-9
Independence Day Break July 4 (University Closed)
Last Day to Withdraw Prior to the 2/3 point of class
Graduation Application Deadline August 15 for August Degree Conferral
Last Day of Summer Term August 20
Degree Conferral Date August 19










Summer Break is July 2 to July 9 (1 week): This break falls within some of the summer term modules


Summer Term Modules

May 22 - August 20 12-week module
June 5 - August 6 8-week module
May 22 - July 2 First 6-week module
July 10 - August 20 Second 6-week module
June 5 - July 2 First 4-week module
July 10 - August 6 Second 4-week module
August 7 - August 20 2-week module