School of Education and Human Development
CU Denver’s Master of Arts in Literacy Education with a concentration in reading and writing plus Reading Teacher (K12) endorsement prepares educators to work with diverse, K12 student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills. This concentration and endorsement will enhance your literacy instruction skills and credentials and provide you with the advanced knowledge and training to build on students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences.
As part of this program, you will learn to fully engage students in your classroom by exploring:
Our goal is to help you have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity and achievement, while also supporting you as a leader and innovator in your school and professional networks.
Recommendations for endorsements are made by the Literacy Education program, but the endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements. Please note that the Colorado Department of Education also requires two years of post-license teaching experience to apply for the Reading Teacher endorsement.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a reading and writing teacher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus.
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The following application deadlines are firm — early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
We welcome applications from licensed individuals who have a strong interest in bringing hands-on literacy learning to their students. A teaching license is not required for this program, but is required to access students.