MA in Literacy Education

The Master’s in Literacy Education Program is designed to support teachers who are interested in developing greater understanding and expertise in the teaching and learning of literacy. Students completing this 30 semester-hour program are eligible for a Reading Teacher K-12 endorsement from the State of Colorado.  Because the endorsement is an advanced and specialty certification, all candidates for the degree must have a minimum of two years teaching experience and pass the Reading Teacher PLACE Exam before they can receive the endorsement.

Who enrolls in this program?

Typical students in the program are practicing teachers who want to strengthen their literacy instruction and earn a Reading Teacher K-12 endorsement from the State of Colorado. Some enroll in the program in conjunction with their participation in a CU-sponsored professional development opportunity offered in collaboration with local school districts: Partners in Education (PIE). The PIE program is intended for teachers who are at the early stages of their career. For more information on this program, contact Penny Scott-Oliver, 303-492-8499, Penny.Oliver@Colorado.edu.

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