Teaching Reading Master's Program with Credential

Preparing teachers to maximize literacy development for all students.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Reading/Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA; formerly CA Reading Certificate) program prepares K-12 educators as reading professionals who provide expert literacy instruction in their own classrooms, work as reading tutors and literacy support providers, serve as school literacy coaches, and contribute to the larger debate on literacy policy as engaged scholars. The signature of the USF MATR/RLAA program is reflected in our intensive practicum experiences, most notably our community-based Summer Reading program where candidates provide a five-week summer reading camp to K-8 students. Our program is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Program Learning Outcomes

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Summer Reading Program

All MATR candidates — in partnership with Mo‘ MAGIC and the Schools of the Sacred Heart — provide a five-week summer reading camp for K-8 students from San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood.

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Literacy is a human rights issue. And that fits into what the School of Education is trying to do. Every human being is entitled to develop literacy in order to participate in his or her world. When some communities are marginalized around literacy, that’s a major social justice problem.

 – Professor Helen Maniates, PhD