Literacy, M.A. (Online)

Engage your students with strategies for infusing literacy throughout the curriculum

Literacy is crucial in meeting the demands of an increasingly complex world. Is it time to make enhance your classroom practice through creative, effective, research-based literacy teaching strategies that enrich your curriculum? Do you feel ready to act as an educational change agent within an expanding literacy and digital environment? The online M.A. in Literacy program is designed to help you shape the teaching and learning of literacy in ways that engage your students and prepare them for the challenges of a diverse, multi-cultured world.

Join a dynamic cohort and expand your professional network through a flexible, online learning experience in coursework leading to a Master of Arts in Literacy.

The online M.A. in Literacy program is designed with the practicing professional in mind. Be confident as you take advanced coursework on current policy, theory, and research in the fields of reading and literacy. Know that the program meets the new State Board of Education policy, which reads: Applicants for a professional educator certificate who are first certified in Connecticut after July 1, 2018, shall complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits of content or content pedagogy, either as part of or in addition to a master’s degree.

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Program Outcomes

  • Create and complete a unique and individual collaborative field-based program that makes connections between contemporary literacy policy, theory, and research and its ultimate use in the school or community.
  • Formulate a process to bring together critical perspectives of literacy that develop socially just and diverse modes of understanding in a print & technology-rich world.
  • Influence educational excellence for literacy education as well as diversity and social justice for all.
  • Career Opportunities: teacher, instructor, administrator, special ed. coordinator, director, and more.


The Master of Arts in Literacy Elementary or Secondary Education is a unique program as each candidate’s program is individually designed with a faculty advisor.

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    Andrea “Penny” Spencer, Ph.D. 
    Director of Off-Campus Programs 
    Phone: 860-231-5336 
    Email: [email protected] 

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