Master of Arts in Education
Reading/Language Arts Option

Coordinator:
Steve Hart

Phone:
559.278.0319

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Master of Arts in Education
Reading/Language Arts Option

Dr. Steve Hart, Program Coordinator
Email: smhart@csufresno.edu
Phone: (559) 278-0319

The Master of Arts degree program in Education with an option in Reading/Language Arts is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for classroom and resource teachers and consultants; diagnosticians and supervisors in reading clinics, schools, and community colleges. It enables graduates to do consulting and editing for publishing companies and to pursue advanced graduate study in universities offering the doctoral degree.

Reading and Language Arts graduate courses are designed to help teachers learn how to make curricular decisions about teaching reading and how to meet the needs of students with varying language communication backgrounds. Students pursuing a degree or credential in Reading and Language Arts also learn to inspire other teachers to upgrade the reading/language abilities of students through demonstrations of effective reading strategies.

Each semester, a new cohort of teachers begins this 5-semester master's program.

  • Of the 30 units in the Reading/Language Arts program, 6 to 9 units from an accredited university program may be considered for transfer into the program.
  • All coursework for the MA in Education with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts must be taken within a 5-year period.
  • For this graduate program's culminating experience, students have the choice of a project or a thesis.
  • Students can also earn a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential or Reading/Language Arts Certificate while earning a Master's Degree. 

Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential and Certificate

Reading and Language Arts graduate courses are designed to help teachers learn how to make curricular decisions about teaching reading and how to meet the needs of students with varying language communication backgrounds. Students pursuing a degree or credential in Reading and Language Arts also learn to inspire other teachers to upgrade the reading/language abilities of students through demonstrations of effective reading strategies. Graduates will be qualified to plan, organize, and develop reading programs for schools.

Specialist Credential or Certificate courses may also be used to meet part of the requirements for a master's degree.