This Master of Arts program offers an area of specialization in reading instruction. It is a carefully planned sequence of thirty-three semester hours designed to prepare the candidate with professional competencies and skills to more effectively teach and promote literacy skills at the elementary and secondary school levels. This degree is offered as a traditional program or as an online program. This program strives to teach prospective educators to work collaboratively in a student-centered environment, to be professionals who act to value and respect all individuals, to promote social justice, to promote cultural responsiveness, to integrate theory and practice, to develop moral, intellectual, responsible, and caring leadership skills.
Candidates can earn a Master of Arts and Certification from the California CTC for the Reading Certificate or the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential concurrently, as the coursework completed in the MA qualifies you for the certificate and credential as well.