Reading/Language: Elementary or Secondary


Reading/Language: Elementary or Secondary

Help close the achievement gap and meet core state standards in Reading.

USJ’s M.A. in Reading/Language Arts prepares teachers in Connecticut's Common Core to meet the needs of children and young adults as readers and writers.

Directed by Professor Joanne Cunard, this degree provides the latest research in Reading.

M.A. Concentration in Reading/Language Program Curriculum:

Core Courses – 6 credits:

Concentration Courses – 9 credits:

Elementary Focus:

  • EDUC 521 Action Research
  • Two of the following courses:
    • EDUC 505 Teaching Literature for Children
    • EDUC 506 Adolescent Literature 
    • EDUC 518 The Writing Process
    • EDUC 519 Emergent Literacy
    • EDUC 526 Diagnosis and Remediation in Reading and Language Arts
    • EDUC 584 Integrating Technology and Literacy

Secondary Focus:

  • EDUC 521 Action Research
  • Two of the following courses:
    • EDUC 506 Adolescent Literature
    • EDUC 508 Reading and Writing Development in Middle/Secondary Schools
    • EDUC 518 The Writing Process
    • EDUC 526 Diagnosis & Remediation in Reading and Language Arts
    • EDUC 584 Integrating Technology and Literacy

Elective Courses – 15 credits: 

  • You will meet with your faculty adviser to select elective courses (500 level) for the M.A. planned program.
  • If you are enrolled in a Teacher Licensure program in the School of Education, you may apply 15 credits of Teacher Licensure courses (500 level) as the electives. 
  • You may choose to take elective courses from other USJ departments in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Joanne Cunard (Elementary), Dr. Tony Johnston (Secondary)