Literacy, M.A. (Online)

Engage your students with strategies for infusing literacy throughout the curriculum

The Master of Arts in Literacy focuses on the teaching and assessment of reading and writing skills for all learners in Grades K-12. The program will help candidates become better reading and language arts teachers, advance teachers’ abilities to instruct and assess students’ strengths and areas of need in reading, using best practices. Candidates will develop deepened knowledge of reading and writing instruction, diagnosis and assessment, multicultural literature and application of reading strategies across the curriculum. Candidates will develop the capacity and focus to become researchers as they create intervention plans for individuals students based on the students’ assessed strengths and needs.

This program is offered fully online.

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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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