Literacy, M.A.

Elevate your career and earning power with a Master of Arts in Literacy Elementary or Secondary Education

Join us and elevate your career and earning power with a Master of Arts in Literacy, an advanced master’s degree program for K-6 elementary or 7-12 secondary classroom teachers, supervisors, administrators, librarians, and community educators. If you are seeking current knowledge in literacy research, practice and policy this program can be tailored to your background, interests, and time constraints. It is a unique program as each candidate’s program is individually designed with a faculty advisor. For example, programs may be designed to include an emphasis on the writing process, emergent literacy, diagnosis and remediation, multicultural, children’s, or adolescent literature. In this way, the M.A. in Literacy provides advanced coursework on current theory and research in the fields of reading and literacy. As a result, we believe you will be ready to meet any challenge in intellectual leadership as a change agent in our diverse world of literacy.

The 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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LITERACY, M.A.

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.

Advantages

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.

Courses are offered around the state of Connecticut in off-campus locations, typically begin at or after 4 p.m., and include the option to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis.

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