Online Master of Arts in Education (Literacy Education)

The Master of Arts in education (literacy education) will equip you to be a literacy leader in any educational setting. The program prepares you to create literacy programs and curricula that fully incorporate digital technology and include themes of social justice. This allows you to provide high-quality literacy education to learners that enables them to reflect on their own identities as educators.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 9

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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What is literacy education?

Literacy education is the process of teaching fundamental reading, writing and other communication skills. Literacy skills are critical to education because they are necessary for learning in every subject area.

The graduate literacy education program will teach you how to design and teach literacy programs for diverse learners of all ages. You’ll learn literacy education best practices and gain an in-depth understanding of how to plan literacy instruction.

ASU’s literacy program goes beyond reading and writing to include several other digital literacies that are essential to the 21st century. These other forms of literacy include new technology use, digital media and visual images. In the program, you’ll learn how to use technology to enhance learning and teach these new digital literacies.

In your courses, you’ll work with tenured faculty who are leaders in literacy education. The faculty members who design and teach courses in this degree have served as leaders in literacy education professional organizations and consulted on literacy projects across the U.S.

Why study literacy and reading education?

 

Literacy is critical to individual and community well-being. As a literacy educator, you’ll have the opportunity to teach crucial skills that empower individuals to never stop learning and improve their chances for success.

A master’s in literacy education can also help you advance your career. This degree doesn’t lead to teacher certification, but it can help you transition into a literacy education role such as a tutor, instructional coach or librarian. If you’re already a certified teacher, this program can help you improve your literacy teaching skills to better serve your students.

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Speak with an enrollment coach for more information.

Does my literacy education degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

What literacy and teaching courses will I take?

Courses in this degree focus on literacy education best practices and teaching methods. You’ll also explore literacy beyond the classroom setting with courses examining the cultural and historical aspects of reading, writing and oral language. The master’s in literacy education degree includes a capstone course at the end of the program. In the capstone course, you’ll apply all your learning to develop and implement a professional development project for literacy educators.


Core

Developmental Reading


Core

Digital Literacies


Core

Theoretical Foundations in Language and Literacy


Core

Multimodal Literature for Children and Adolescents


Core

Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners


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Writing through the Lifespan


Core

Literacy Methods, Assessment and Reflection for Children


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Literacy Methods, Assessment and Reflection for Adolescents and Adults


What can I do with a degree in literacy education?

This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers in literacy education. Graduates are well equipped for any job focused on designing or teaching literacy programs such as a literacy tutor or reading specialist. Current teachers will improve their skill set and may be able to take on leadership roles as literacy coordinators or curriculum writers. This degree does not lead to teacher certification. The degree may qualify for a reading or literacy specialist endorsement, depending on each state’s requirements. Careers for the literacy education degree include but are not limited to:

Adjunct professor.

Curriculum writer.

Doctoral student.

Instructional coach.

Instructor.

Librarian.

Literacy coordinator.

Literacy media specialist.

Literacy tutor.

Gain a degree from leaders in teaching and education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Gain a degree from leaders in teaching and education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

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One of the best colleges of education in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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