Master of Arts (M.A.)

Literacy

Hybrid 30 major credits * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid format combines personal experience with convenience of online learning

2 year completion time, including breaks

Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning

Workload designed for full time professional educators

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.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Literacy program follows a cohort instructional model with a hybrid delivery structure. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online classes determined by course content. This program includes face-to-face sessions that take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Online sessions may require meeting virtually during this scheduled class time. The duration of the program is approximately two years.

Prerequisites

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

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts degree in Literacy. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

Course Title Hours
EDUC 518
The Writing Process
3
EDUC 582
Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents
3
EDUC 535
English Language Learners
3
EDUC 526
Diagnosis and Remediation in Reading and Language Arts
3
EDUC 573
Content Area Literacy in Elementary Schools
3
EDUC 511
Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
3
EDUC 538
Critical Literacy
3
EDUC 584
Integrating Technology and Literacy
3
EDUC 515
Educational Research
3
EDUC 521
Action Research in Literacy
3
Total Credit Hours: 30
 
Please Note:

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: July 2022

The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.