Degrees and Certificates

Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Reading Education

The MA in Reading Education is a distinctive, fully-online program designed to prepare expert literacy educators and effective literacy leaders. Through interactive and engaging online technologies, students will expand their knowledge of global literacies, explore disciplinary literacy practices, develop critical literacies, and advance their digital and media literacy competencies.

Educational Specialist Concentration

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts Education is a hybrid program focused on the advanced study of literacy processes within a digital and global society.

Doctoral Concentration

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy Studies prepares research scholars with expertise in literacy processes, literacy instruction, and literacy teacher education. The program features in-depth exploration of theory and research, apprenticeship learning of various research methodologies, the development of personalized strands of research, and a mentored residency experience in literacy teacher education.

Graduate Certificates

Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate

The Reading Endorsement is a series of five online courses that provide an in-depth view of reading research, theory, and the application of sound and current scientific research. The Reading Endorsement courses meet the needs of certified K-12 teachers who want to expand upon their certification with expertise in reading instruction.

Critical Global Literacies Graduate Certificate

The Critical Global Literacies Graduate Certificate focuses on understanding how literate practices across the globe help to situate students as citizens of the world. Language is crucial to globalization and distinctly intertwined with race and culture. The courses in this certificate are thus focused on cross-cultural perspectives, anti-racist pedagogies, and decolonizing the literacies of racialized, multilingual and/or immigrant populations.

Digital & Transdisciplinary Literacies Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Digital & Transdisciplinary Literacies focuses on transdisciplinary, research-based approaches to STEM-focused and digital literacies that address intersectional issues of equity and justice in partnership with K-12 schools, in educator training, and alongside community organizations.