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).
Accepting for Spring
Spring Priority Application Deadline October 15
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."
— Helen Maniates, Associate Professor
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.