Teaching Reading Master's Program with Credential

Preparing teachers to maximize literacy development for all students.

Offered In

San Francisco's Main Campus

The Master of Arts in Teaching Reading/Reading Certificate program (MATR) is designed to help teachers follow USF’s mission to pursue social justice and the common good by ensuring that all students have fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy.

The program prepares new and experienced 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.

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.

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

Contact Info

School of Education

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5467