Master of Science

Reading and Language Arts

Address Literacy Challenges.

Use your CCSU MS in Reading & Language Arts to make a difference in the lives of all students as they develop the literacy skills necessary for success inside and outside the classroom. Find inspiration to address today’s literacy challenges in one of four specializations.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August  
  • Attend full- or part-time  
  • Courses offered on-campus and online  
  • National recognition by International Literacy Association  
  • Alignment with International Dyslexia Association’s standards  
  • Financial aid is available  
  • No essay/interview required for admission 

Program Options

Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach (36 credits)

Become a reading specialist or language arts consultant/literacy coach. Receive advanced certification in Remedial Reading & Remedial Language Arts (102 certification), as well as in Reading & Language Arts Consultant (097certification). 

Reading Specialist (30 credits)

Become a reading specialist with the advanced certification in Remedial Reading & Remedial Language Arts (102 certification). 

Literacy Education (30 credits)

Enhance your reading and language arts pedagogical skills that will help you address the needs of diverse students in a classroom setting, without having to pursue advanced certifications in reading/language arts. 

Literacy & Mathematics Education (30 credits)

Enhance your pedagogy in literacy and numeracy and address the learning needs of diverse students in a classroom setting.

Did You Know?

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress only 35% of 4th-graders and 34% of 8th-graders were reading at or above proficiency in 2019. 

What You'll Gain

  • Wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials  
  • Ability to create a literate environment that serves diverse students in reading and language arts  
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, motivational, and sociocultural foundations of reading and writing  
  • Understanding of literacy assessments and ability to interpret them to enhance learning 
  • Life-long literacy leadership and advocacy skills