Master of Arts in Literacy Instruction for Urban Environments
Loyola Marymount University

Program Details

The online MA in Literacy Instruction for Urban Environments degree program from Loyola Marymount University is grounded in best practices for teaching reading to diverse populations in urban settings, including teaching with technology, and is designed for the realities of today's classrooms. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Assessing the Reading Performance of Struggling Readers
  • Detection & Diagnosis of Literacy Difficulties
  • Literacy Curriculum Design & Implementation
  • Evidence-Based Strategies in Reading for Emergent Bilingual Learners


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units
  • Statement of intent
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Technology Requirement Form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Interview with Program Director/Assistant Director

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission