The Master of Arts in Literacy program offers courses that focus on teaching issues and practices related to an integrated language arts curriculum, and prepares teachers for Reading Specialist endorsement. Appropriate material is considered in terms of learners from diverse backgrounds and school settings. Coursework outside the literacy core has been designed to support and enhance an individual student’s program of study.
The program prepares individuals with elementary or secondary teaching certification to apply for Reading Specialist endorsement. The Literacy program complies with the guidelines on Advanced Reading Education of the International Reading Association.
*Note: When a candidate has undergraduate coursework equivalent to core courses, additional electives will be selected in consultation with an Education advisor to complete a total of 36 credits.
Reading Specialist Certificate Endorsement
Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts in Literacy program and the Reading Specialist (Test Code 92) Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, graduates with teaching certificates from the State of Michigan will be eligible for Reading Specialist certificate endorsement (coded BR in Michigan). This endorsement allows teachers to teach reading and language arts as a special subject in grades K-12.