Literacy Master of Arts
Earn your Literacy master’s degree at the only institution in Colorado authorized to award a Master of Arts degree focused entirely on literacy. The online delivery provides a convenient, flexible format for working professionals, UNC’s Literacy M.A. program provides the skills to be a more effective classroom teacher and school leader.
At UNC, you’re part of one of the top education programs in the nation. We are designated as the primary institution for teacher education in the state of Colorado and rank fifth in teacher candidate graduates in the United States.
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Time to Completion:
5 Terms (20 months)
While many colleges and universities offer a mix of generalist core classes and some literacy classes, our program is made up entirely of literacy courses.
Consider UNC’s M.A. in Literacy if you:
- Are a practicing elementary or secondary school teacher
- Want to earn your master’s degree in a convenient online program.
- Methods and techniques for teaching literacy skills to students grades K-12
- How to direct reading and literacy programs, staff development and curriculum development at the school level
- How to serve as a literacy coach to classroom teachers
- Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development
- Teaching the Writing Process in Schools
- Literature for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
- Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
- Reading Research
- Clinical Practicum in Literary Coaching
James Erekson, Ph.D.
Professor of Literacy
James Erekson, Ph.D., has been teaching in the field of languages and literacy for more than 20 years, including teaching second and third grades and coordinating a successful middle school reading center for eight years. He has collaborated with K–12 teachers to simultaneously teach and do research on reading, writing and oral language in elementary and middle school. He has also presented his work both nationally and internationally. Erekson has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Reading Horizons and the Journal of Visual Literacy. He also writes a regular feature article for parents of secondary readers for the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association.
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