Program Highlights & Benefits
Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
Goals and Focus of the Program
The Master of Arts in Literacy focuses on the teaching and assessment of reading and writing skills for all learners in Grades K-12. The program will help candidates become better reading and language arts teachers, advance teachers’ abilities to instruct and assess students’ strengths and areas of need in reading, using best practices. Candidates will develop deepened knowledge of reading and writing instruction, diagnosis and assessment, multicultural literature and application of reading strategies across the curriculum. Candidates will develop the capacity and focus to become researchers as they create intervention plans for individuals students based on the students’ assessed strengths and needs.
The M.A. in Literacy program follows a cohort model in which candidates meet one night a week from 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. The duration of the program is approximately two years.
Candidates in the Master of Arts in Literacy program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, a current teaching certificate, one year of full time, contracted, licensed teaching experience and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.
Degree Requirements and Career Outcome
Plan of Study
The Writing Process
Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents
English Language Learners
Diagnosis and Remediation in Reading and Language Arts
Content Area Literacy in Elementary Schools
Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Integrating Technology and Literacy
Action Research in Literacy
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2022
*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.