The online Master of Science in Education in Literacy and Reading program builds on already learned foundations of the essential knowledge and skills to effectively integrate contemporary reading concepts into practical pedagogical practice. Students will excel in areas of curriculum creation and linguistics while developing a socio-cultural understanding within the teaching field. Graduates may use the degree’s curriculum to maintain current teaching positions and satisfy continuing education requirements, or as the needed education to pursue positions as private clinicians, reading coaches/specialists, district literacy specialists, teacher trainers, literacy coordinators, community college professors, or literacy specialists in publishing and industry.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
Grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted (applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be conditionally admitted)
California Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential. (by completion of the program – Specialist Credential only)
Successful teaching experience at elementary, secondary or college levels, or other approved experience (by completion of the program – Specialist Credential only)
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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