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.