Master of Arts in Language and Literacy

Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in Language and Literacy focuses on developing highly competent literacy providers at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, or adult levels. Students in this program learn to:

  • Assess and improve literacy abilities in various classroom settings
  • Diagnose and treat sub-optimal to severely disabled readers
  • Recognize and apply a wide variety of research-based literacy development techniques and strategies.

Who benefits from this degree?

The degree is designed for certified teachers to obtain State certification as a Special Reading Teacher.

What will the program look like?

This 36-hour program allows students to obtain hands-on, supervised practicum experiences in both parent/student settings and in a classroom of one of our nine partner school districts, with emphasis on teaching in urban and diverse settings.  In addition to general coursework in language and literacy, students will also become knowledgeable about reading and conducting research.