Reading and Language Arts, M.S.

Program Description

Program prepares literacy professionals who meet the reading standards of the International Reading Association and the state. Offers three strands: Classroom Instruction in Reading and Language Arts; Reading-Mathematics; and Corrective and Remedial Reading and Language Arts.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Candidates understand major theories and empirical research that describe the cognitive, linguistic, motivational, and sociocultural foundations of reading and writing development, processes, and components, including word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.

  2. Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.

  3. Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction

  4. Candidates create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society.

  5. Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.