MA in Education: Reading/Language Arts

(12 courses/48 units)

Mission Statement

The Graduate Reading/Language Arts Program aims to improve the quality of literacy instruction among literacy educators in order to benefit learners at all levels (pre-K-adult) to acquire a lifelong love of literacy. By advocating for research, policy, and instructional practices that are appropriate and effective, the program strives to promote and sustain a culture of literacy within the schools, homes, and communities of those we serve. Program graduates are highly qualified professionals who successfully and effectively yield high-quality literacy outcomes for all learners through the implementation of sound instructional practices grounded in current literacy theory and research, including balanced literacy instruction, new literacies and digital literacies, alignment to common core standards, and literacy education for diverse learners.

The Graduate Reading Program is organized to systematically link all courses across practical, research-based, and theoretical platforms. Our program is offered mainly as a hybrid online program with the core reading courses being offered in an 80/20 hybrid online model. This means that 20% of the time will be spent in our campus-based course meetings while an additional 80% will take place in the online Blackboard classroom. An additional three MA program courses are offered in the traditional face-to-face model and/or a modified hybrid model.

Faculty work together consistently to achieve unity and programmatic coherence across class assignments, course readings, and fieldwork. Course projects, textual and hyper-textual resources, and multiple communication channels are connected in our constant efforts to make this program top-notch. All of our courses are guided by a continuous "outcomes assessment" process, ensuring that academic and content standards are met through comprehensive teaching and research activities.

Welcome! We look forward to hearing from you.

Graduate Reading/Language Arts Program

This unique HYBRID model is designed for the active teaching professional

  • Face to face classes are offered on Saturdays
  • Online convenience with the personal touch
  • Program can be completed as quickly as 18 months

For questions and information, visit Reading/Language Arts Program - College of Education or contact:

Diane Brantley, Coordinator
(909) 537-5605
College of Education, Room 384

For Course Offerings and Degree Roadmap, please visit Graduate Reading/Language Arts

Application Process:

  • Step One: Admission to the University and to the program - apply online at CSUMentor
  • Step Two: Complete a Program Plan Form (PDF) during your second quarter of the program

Important note: Transcripts from all colleges you have attended are needed for the application process


Alice Pedersen, RG 203K
(760) 341-2883 x78109

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