Online Master of Arts in Education – Literacy Education
Arizona State University’s online Master of Arts in education with a concentration in literacy education prepares you to create literacy programs and curricula that fully incorporate digital technology and include themes of social justice. This allows you to provide learners with a high-quality literacy education and the ability to reflect on their own identities as educators.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
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.
In this literacy education concentration, 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.
The skills you’ll develop in a literacy education master’s concentration
This online literacy education concentration 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.
This master’s program will also 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.
Literacy education master’s courses
Courses focus on literacy education best practices and teaching methods. You’ll explore literacy beyond the classroom setting with courses examining the cultural and historical aspects of reading, writing and oral language.
Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners
Multimodal Literature for Children and Adolescents
Theoretical Foundations in Language and Literacy
Writing through the Lifespan
Literacy Methods, Assessment and Reflection for Adolescents and Adults
Literacy Methods, Assessment and Reflection for Children
Literacy education jobs you’ll be prepared for
This degree prepares 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.
This degree does not lead to teacher certification. However, it may qualify for a reading or literacy specialist endorsement, depending on each state’s requirements.
Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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