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Nora Peterman
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
312 Education Bldg
petermanno@umkc.edu
816-235-2493

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8 am – 5 pm
309 Education Bldg
816-235-2245
education@umkc.edu

Expand your experience and knowledge in the classroom while developing highly competent literacy providers at the elementary, middle school, high school, college or adult levels.

Master of Arts in Language and Literacy

This 30- to 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. In addition to general coursework in language and literacy, students also will gain knowledge and experience about reading and conducting research.

book is on the lap of a student

What will students learn?

  • 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.