M.S. in Literacy and Reading Education

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M.S. in Literacy and Reading Education

Ranked #4 in the U.S., our national- and state-accredited Masters in Literacy and Reading Education program offers an outstanding educational experience, affordable tuition, and a flexible schedule. Designed for working educators, the 100% online bisycnhronous M.S. degree will elevate your knowledge of best practice and enhance your leadership skills as you prepare to advance your career as a professional literacy leader.     

We invite you to be a part of a collaborative cohort in our innovative, practical program.

Our graduates have found professional success and personal reward as:

  • reading specialists

  • district literacy specialists

  • professional development consultants

  • literacy coordinators

  • community college professors

  • literacy specialists in publishing and industry

  • private clinicians


Candidates earn their MS in Literacy and Reading Education and complete coursework for advanced certifications from CTC (Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Literacy and Reading Specialist Credential) in a 30 unit program. Program can be completed 100% Online.

For more information on coursework, please consult the section in the University Catalog.

Start your admission process at  Cal State ApplyOpens in new window . Visit the University's Admission pageOpens in new window Opens in new window for more general  instructions on what information you'll need to apply to Cal State Fullerton.

Apply for the spring cohort (semester begins late January)

  • Priority deadline: October 1
  • Regular deadline: November 1

Apply for the fall cohort (semester begins late August)

  • Priority deadline: April 1
  • Regular deadline: June 1

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions regarding this process prior to submitting an application, please email Patty Park ( pattypark@fullerton.edu ).


See descriptions of our bisynchronous programs on our Academic Programs pageOpens in new window