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Professional Studies in Education - Reading, Master

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Our programs are aligned with current DPI requirements for the Reading Teacher (1316) license and the administrative Reading Specialist (5017) license.

This multifaceted program is designed to meet the needs of educators who are interesting in:

  • Ongoing professional development in reading education, ultimately leading to a Master of Science in Education - Reading degree;
  • Certification in the State of Wisconsin as a Reading Teacher (1316 license)  - with Master of Science in Education.
  • Certification in the State of Wisconsin as a Reading Teacher (1316 license) - without a Master of Science in Education.
  • Certification in the State of Wisconsin as a Reading Specialist (administrative) (5017 license) with Master of Science in Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners
  • Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • Critical Issues in Reading Difficulties
  • Language Development
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Content Area Reading

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 3

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
      • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 on a 4.00 scale, an average of at least 3.00 in the last half of all undergraduate work, or an average of at least 3.00 for no less than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate school. Some programs have higher grade point average admission requirements.
      • Departmental or school/college admission to enter the graduate program. 
      • Satisfactory scores in all tests required by the program, department, or college. Please refer to the program website for test requirements.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        19985 USD/year
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      • National

        9993 USD/year
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      • In-State

        4958 USD/year
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      Living costs for La Crosse

      • 1130 - 1880 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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