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The Curriculum and Instruction Department recently received approval for the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy. The program revision will encompass emphasis in both reading and writing. The program will include core foundation courses that are college-wide offerings and courses that are specific graduate-level in literacy. In addition, we plan to offer a "tiered" program in which MA students could continue, if desired, their coursework and receive Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist endorsements from the state.

Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Admissions Checklist Requirements

*MA C & I: Literacy-Students must hold an initial or professional teaching license-will take 33 credit hrs. described below.
**Reading Teacher Endorsement-Students must hold an initial or professional teaching license PLUS 2 years of teaching experience-will take 33 credit hours PLUS 6 additional credit hours of coursework, described below.
***Reading Specialist Endorsement-Students must hold an initial or professional teaching license, PLUS 3 years of teaching experience, hold a Reading Teacher endorsement - 9 additional credit hours of coursework, described below.

Remaining Admission Requirements


Complete the electronic online application: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/

Obtain three letters of reference

Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended

Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)

Current résumé

Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure

Interview with department faculty member

Once application materials are in, you will need to interview with a faculty advisor for the program.

**If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process, or would like more programmatic information, call 719-255-4996 or education@uccs.edu

*M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy

Core (12 credits)

Course/Credit/Title
CURR 5000 -3 Foundations: History & Research in Curriculum Studies-Prerequisite for ALL coursework
CURR 5002 -3 Issues, Strategies, and Models of Curriclum Design-Prerequisite for CURR 5090
LEAD 5700 -3 Introduction to Research and Statistics-Prerequisite for CURR 5090
CURR 5090 -3 Research Project-Final Course in Program

Literacy Content (21 credits)

Course/Credit/Title
CURR 5702 -3 Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners
CURR 5415 -3 Foundations of Literacy: Theories & Models
CURR 5401 -3 Issues and Trends in Literacy
CURR 5414 -3 Literacy Assessment: Diagnosis and Evaluation K-12 OR CURR 5410-3 Informal Diagnosis and Differentiation K-12
CURR 5420 -3 Literature for Childen and Adolescents
CURR 5412 -3 Strategies for Writing Instruction
CURR 5400 -3 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

**Reading Teacher Endorsement

Required 2 years teaching experience and M.A. in Reading/Literacy.
PLACE test for Reading Teacher required upon completion of coursework to add endorsement.

Course/Credit/Title

CURR 5432 -3 Field Based Practicum Elementary-OR CURR 5433-3 Field Based Practicum Secondary

CURR 5430 -3 Reading Clinic Elementary-OR CURR 5431-3 Reading Clinic Secondary

***Reading Specialist Endorsement

Required 3 years teaching experience, M.A. in Reading/Literacy, and Reading Teacher Endorsement coursework.
PLACE test for Reading Specialist required upon completion of coursework to add endorsement.

Course/Credit/Title
CURR 5413 -3 Supervision and Coaching Literacy
CURR 5432 -3 Field Based Practicum Elementary OR CURR 5433-3 Field Based Practicum Secondary
(opposite level from Reading Teacher course)
CURR 5434 -3 Capstone in Literacy Leadership

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