Master of Arts in Education: Reading/Language Arts Emphasis

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in reading/language arts prepares teachers at all grade levels to be leaders in the field of literacy instruction. Coursework examines the reading/writing process, second language acquisition, literacy assessment techniques and the use of literature in the classroom.

Unique Features

  • Evening classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Visiting scholar seminars provide opportunities for an exchange of ideas and information
  • Interactive format
  • Practical application of concepts studied
  • Highly qualified instructors with both practical and theoretical knowledge

Our Graduates

The reading/language arts emphasis is designed for graduates who wish to teach reading at elementary or secondary grade levels.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview (meet with program director for education plan)
  • Statement of Intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
  • Three references (see form below)
  • Writing sample (copy of recent paper you have submitted for a class or read an article related to your program of interest and give an analysis of it)
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 2.75
Your admissions counselor may require you review the following documents during your application.

Further Info

Total Units: 38

All courses for the reading certificate can be applied to the master's degree, but candidates who do not wish to have certification can pursue only the master's degree.