Literacy Education - English Education

MA

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.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Online Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 2 to 3 years Credits required for completion: 30 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver’s Master of Arts in Literacy Education with a concentration in English education prepares educators to work with diverse adolescents as they develop an appreciation for literature and writing. In this program, you will study contemporary, multicultural and classic literature as well as the learning and development of reading and writing. Our goal is to help you have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity and achievement, while also supporting you as an innovator in your school and professional networks. As part of this program, you will learn to fully engage students in you classroom by exploring:

  • Theory and methods of English education
  • Teaching of writing
  • Adolescent literature
  • Digital literacy and use of technology to enhance literacy instruction
  • Leadership

This program has a fully online option to help meet the needs of our students.

Personalized Professional master’s degreeTM

The degree is part of CU Denver’s Personalized Professional master’s degree™. Join an innovative program that provides courses and deepens your expertise in teaching English. At the same time, this Personalized Professional master’s degree allows you to customize your curriculum by selecting from courses outside of the main area of focus according to your own needs and interests. Please discuss your course options with your faculty advisor.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as an English teacher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Courses

You will work with your faculty advisor to choose 30 credit hours from approved courses to meet you interests and best enhance your skill as an English educator.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, a copy of your Teaching License is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-6300.

Additional Requirements

We welcome applications from individuals who have a strong interest in bringing hands-on English learning to their students. The MA in Literacy with a concentration in English education is a two to three-year hybrid program.

A teaching license is not required for this program, but is required to access students.