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Higher Education Partners

Pursue a master’s degree and gain Wilson Reading System® (WRS) certification at the same time.

Earn Graduate Credit Through Our Partners

Wilson Language Training® (WLT) collaborates with several colleges and universities that share its focus on preparing teachers to work successfully with struggling readers. Select colleges and universities in this partnership offer graduate credit for Wilson Reading System® (WRS) professional learning. 

Graduate credits are available for eligible Fundations®, Just Words®, or WRS professional learning through our relationship with Fitchburg State University. Anyone who completes the qualifying coursework is eligible to apply for graduate credit. Matriculation in a degree program is not required.

Our Higher Education Academic Partners

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, our Higher Education Academic Partners allow educators to pursue that degree while gaining WRS Level I Certification as part of their graduate-level program. Participants gain the knowledge, skills, and expertise to meet the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Those who have already completed WRS professional learning may be able to transfer credits. These options may also help educators fulfill state certification requirements for licensure. Please check with your state to learn more about respective requirements.

Current Partners

We are pleased to partner with the following higher education institutions that incorporate WRS Level I Certification as part of their graduate programs.

Earning Graduate Credit Through Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University (FSU), located in Fitchburg, MA, offers graduate credit for eligible Fundations, Just Words, or Wilson Reading System professional learning. If you are interested in receiving graduate credit, you should apply directly with FSU upon completion of the course or course part.

Available Graduate Credit Courses and Requirements

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Wilson Language Training® to offer a credential in dyslexia instruction. Superintendents and school principals are eager to hire teachers who have this specialized skill set. They know this type of instruction can make a world of difference in the lives of many children for whom learning to read is a challenge.

Dr. Beth Schaper, Assistant Dean of Education, Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, and Former School Superintendent


Just Words®

Wilson Reading System® (WRS)

*Additional information is available through the online course in the “Graduate Credit Opportunity and Process” lesson.

Graduate Credit Fees

The Graduate Credit fees, determined by Fitchburg State University (FSU), are current as of September 1, 2018. This fee is subject to change. You will be applying directly with FSU, and course fees will be paid directly to FSU. The fee for graduate credit is separate from the cost of taking the course. Reimbursements or withdrawals are not possible with this application process.

Application Deadline

Please be aware of the following timeline information if you are planning to apply for FSU graduate credit:

  • All course or course part requirements must be completed before applying for graduate credit.
  • If you wish to earn credits in a particular semester, keep in mind that credits will be earned for the semester in which the application form is processed. Grade reports and transcripts will reflect the following university course semesters if received within the dates listed:
    • Fall Semester: Applications received between September 1st and December 31st
    • Spring Semester: Applications received between January 1st and May 31st
    • Summer Session: Applications received between June 1st and August 31st
  • You have 60 days after completing a course or course part to submit the application for credit form. *If your application is submitted after the 60-day window, you will need to request permission to apply late from Wilson Customer Support.
  • FSU only processes application submissions between the 1st and 15th of each month.
    • Therefore, regardless of the actual date on which you complete the course, you must apply for credit during the designated application periods in one of the following two months.
    • If your application is submitted after the 60-day application period, you will need to request permission to apply late from Wilson Customer Support.

Application Process, Grades, and Transcripts

After completing a course or course part, access the pertinent application for credit form on Fitchburg State University’s website. (If you have previously processed an application form, you may instead use this link.) Students can view their grades online through Fitchburg State University’s Student Self Service site. Visit https://web4.fitchburgstate.edu and click “Enter Secure Area.” Students who wish to purchase an official transcript can order one online at www.getmytranscript.com, which is the National Student Clearinghouse website.


For questions about applying for graduate credit, please email registrar@fitchburgstate.edu or call the FSU Registrar’s Office at 978.665.4196. For questions about course requirements, please contact Wilson Language Training’s Customer Support Center through our Contact page or call 800.899.8454.