Literacy is often understood as a core competency and a gateway to all other learning. With this in mind, this degree provides educators with advanced knowledge and preparation to work with diverse student populations, K-12, as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills. Courses address reading and writing development, instruction and assessment, as well as oral language acquisition and culturally relevant teaching practices. Having this MA will serve you well as you look for teaching positions, you’ll be able to talk with confidence about the theories and evidence-based practices of literacy education, and then implement those practices with your own students.

Literacy Education - Reading and Writing with Endorsement

Degree Earned: Endorsement MA Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver’s MA in Literacy Education with a concentration in reading and writing plus Reading Teacher (K-12) endorsement prepares educators to work with diverse, K-12 student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills. This concentration and endorsement will enhance your literacy instruction skills and credentials and provide you with the advanced knowledge and training to build on students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences.

Literacy Education - English Education

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver The Master of Arts in Literacy Education with a concentration in English education prepares educators to work with diverse adolescents in different settings as they develop an appreciation for literature and writing. Our students gain in-depth knowledge that builds on students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences. Our CU Denver program recognizes the need for integration of many areas of knowledge that underlie effective teaching of English to serve the needs of today’s diverse student population. Thus, our program is interdisciplinary to give you the deepest preparation possible.

Teaching - English Education

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with an English Education teaching license expertly prepares you to teach English to diverse adolescents as they develop their reading and writing skills and an appreciation for literature. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. Our students gain in-depth knowledge that builds on students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences.

Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Campus: Online Developing literacy and language development skills is a crucial step in children’s growth and development. Literacy instruction is a national focus, and for good reason. Studies show that students who are not reading on grade level by fourth grade have decreased chances of graduating from high school. Students need educators who can help them grow their reading skills at an early age as a way of preparing them for a successful future.