Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes
Prepares educators to work with diverse K - 12 students to develop reading, writing, and oral language skills. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge about building on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences to design highly effective and relevant teaching practices.
Interest Categories: Communication & Writing Cultural Diversity & Global Perspectives Education & Counseling Humanities & Languages
Campus: CU Denver Online
University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Literacy Education prepares educators to work with diverse, K-12 student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills. Enhance your literacy instruction and assessment skills for all learners, including those who struggle with reading and writing, gifted students and students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our graduates learn to identify and build upon their students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences to design highly effective and relevant reaching practices.
As part of this program, you will learn to fully engage students in your classroom with your knowledge and skills in:
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.
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 serving culturally and linguistically diverse students, families and organizations. At the same time, this Personalized Professional Master’s Degree allows you to customize your curriculum by selecting up to half of the credits of your program from courses outside your main area of focus according to your own needs and interests. Please discuss your course options with your academic advisor and your faculty advisor.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a reading and writing 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.
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.