Degree: MA Endorsement
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Prepares educators to work with diverse K - 12 students to develop reading, writing, and oral language skills. This concentration and endorsement enhance literacy instruction skills and credentials and provide advanced knowledge and training to build on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
NOTE: The Colorado Department of Education discontinued the Reading Teacher Endorsement as of November 2022 and is moving exclusively to the Reading Specialist (K-12) Endorsement. The MA in Reading and Writing with Reading Specialist endorsement is being reviewed to fulfill the requirements of the new endorsement and is projected to be available in Fall 2023. For more information see the CDE Website where this change has been communicated by CDE.
CU Denver’s MA in Literacy Education with a concentration in reading and writing plus Reading Teacher (K-12) endorsement deepens the knowledge and skills of 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 for all learners and provide you with the advanced knowledge and training to be developmentally and culturally responsive to students’ differing languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences.
As part of this program, you will learn to fully engage students in your classroom by exploring:
Our goal is to help you have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity and achievement, while also supporting you as a leader and innovator in your school and professional networks.
Recommendations for endorsements are made by the Literacy Education program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements. Please note that the Colorado Department of Education also requires two years of post-license teaching experience to apply for the Reading teacher endorsement.
Recommended Completion Time:2 to 3 years
Required Credits for Completion:30
We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-6300.
We welcome applications from licensed individuals who have a strong interest in bringing hands-on literacy learning to their students.
A teaching license is not required for this program, but access to students is required.