Academic Programs

Welcome to the Department of Literacy and Reading Education.  Work, study, and learn with our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.  The Department offers a diverse array of graduate and undergraduate courses.  Our graduate programs are designed to develop educators' expertise in literacy education through coursework, leadership and fieldwork experiences required to obtain the Master's degree, Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Literacy and Reading Leadership Specialist Credential. We offer both fully online and hybrid cohorts that are designed for working professionals.

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2020 online and hybrid* cohorts! Space is limited, so please submit your application materials by our July 1, 2020 deadline.


*The hybrid program is a blended program where 50% of the assignments and discussions are online.  The hybrid cohort meets once a week on Mondays from 4:30-7:30pm.  This program is highly recommended for students who are not fully comfortable with the 100% online format. Space is limited.


The Department of Literacy & Reading Education offers the following graduate programs.

  • M.S. in Education with a concentration in Literacy & Reading Education
  • California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
  • Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
  • Post Secondary Reading & Learning Certificate


The Department also offers a Minor in Literacy Education. This interdisicplinary minor provides students with knowledge of literacy development, literacy research, practice in critical thinking, and exposure to multiculltural literature relevant to understanding the experiences of diverse groups in society. For more information, please consult the University Catalog on the Minor in Literacy Education.