Obtain Graduate Credit


Earn higher education credits for professional learning in Fundations®, Just Words®, or Wilson Reading System®.

Preparing Teachers

By partnering with Wilson Language Training, Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, offers graduate credits for eligible Fundations, Just Words, or Wilson Reading System professional learning classes. Anyone who completes the qualifying coursework is eligible to apply for graduate credit.

Available Courses and Requirements

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

Fundations®

Course or Course Part# Grad CreditsFeeApplication Requirements
Fundations Facilitator Certification Level K, 1, 2, or 3
[General Education Classroom (Tier 1) Foundational Skills with Fundations Facilitator Certification Course (Level K, 1, 2, or 3)]
3 Credits$335Complete all Fundations Facilitator requirements and proficiency measures successfully for specific Level.
Note: Credit will only be granted for one Level of certification even if multiple Levels are completed.
Fundations Facilitator Certification Intervention
[Intervention (Tier 2) Foundational Skills with Fundations Facilitator Intervention Certification Course]
3 Credits$335Complete all Fundations Facilitator Intervention requirements and proficiency measures successfully.

Just Words®

Course or Course Part# Grad CreditsFee
Application Requirements
Just Words Facilitator Certification
[Classroom (Tier 2) Foundational Skills with Just Words Facilitator Certification Course]
3 Credits$335Complete all Just Words Facilitator requirements and proficiency measures successfully.

Wilson Reading System® (WRS)

Course or Course Part# Grad CreditsFeeApplication Requirements
WRS Introductory Course1 Credit$250Classroom version: complete attendance requirements and successfully participate in all course components.
Online version: complete all assessments for the course.
WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader: Online Course (Steps 1-6) – WRS Steps 1-3 and Topics (Part 1)
3 Credits$335Complete all assessments for Steps 1-3 and Topics I, and 3 threaded discussion topics*
WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader: Online Course (Steps 1-6) – WRS Steps 4-6 and Topics (Part 2)3 Credits$335Complete all assessments for Steps 4-6 and Topics II, and 3 threaded discussion topics.*
WRS Level I Steps 1-6 Practicum
3 Credits
$335Complete all Level I Practicum requirements successfully.*
WRS Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Workshop1 Credit$250Complete attendance requirements and successfully participate in all course components.
WRS Group Mastery Practicum3 Credits$335Complete all WRS Group Mastery Practicum requirements successfully.
WRS Advanced Word Study: Online Course (Steps 7-12)3 Credits$335Complete all course assessments and 5 threaded discussion topics.*
WRS Steps 7-12 Practicum3 Credits$335Complete all WRS Steps 7-12 Practicum requirements successfully.

More About Graduate Credit

Learn more about the process to apply for graduate credit below.

Earning Graduate Credit


While students can receive Wilson Reading System Level I Certification at any of our partner institutions, Fitchburg State University (FSU) allows individuals who complete qualifying coursework to apply for credit without matriculating in a degree program. If you are interested in receiving graduate credit, you should apply directly with FSU upon completion of the course or course part.

Get the details about our graduate programs, learn how to apply for credit, and more.

Have Questions

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