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Teaching Reading Master's Program with Credential, MA

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching Reading degree with Reading and Literacy Added Authorization is offered to educators at different points in their career who are interested in developing their expertise in teaching reading.

Included in the course of study are the required courses for the CA Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preliminary Teaching Credential/Master’s Degree Program

Prospective teachers may enroll in our credential/master’s degree program and choose the Master of Arts in Teaching Reading degree with Reading and Literacy Added Authorization as their master’s degree. Candidates adding the Bilingual Authorization to their credential can also enroll in the MATR/Reading and Literacy Added Authorization master’s program.

Upon completion of three years of classroom teaching as teacher of record, apply through USF to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to add the “Added Authorization in Reading and Literacy” to your credential.

Learn more about required courses and program learning outcomes by visiting the course catalog:

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Credentialed Teachers Interested in California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Candidates who already possess a California teaching credential with English learner authorization may enroll in the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program and complete 14 units of reading coursework without pursuing a masters degree.

Upon completion of three years of classroom teaching as teacher of record, apply through USF to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to add the “Added Authorization in Reading and Literacy” to your credential.

Learn more about required courses and program learning outcomes by visiting the course catalog:

Teaching Reading, MA
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Credentialed Teachers Interested in Master of Arts in Teaching Reading Degree and California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Candidates who already possess a California teaching credential with English learner authorization may enroll in the MATR/Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program and complete a total of 30 units of study (14 units in reading and language arts plus 16 units of related electives in the USF School of Education).

Upon completion of three years of classroom teaching as teacher of record, apply through USF to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to add the “Added Authorization in Reading and Literacy” to your credential.

Learn more about required courses and program learning outcomes by visiting the course catalog:

Teaching Reading, MA

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Program Delivery

  • The reading coursework is organized as a 4-semester sequence (summer, fall, spring, summer) in a cohort model that starts every summer.
  • The program is delivered as a hybrid format (some in-person and online coursework).
  • All courses, including electives, are offered in an evening and weekend format to accommodate working educators with the exception of the culminating summer when candidates must be available during weekday daytime hours for the Summer Reading program.
  • To begin the reading coursework sequence, candidates must have completed pre-requisite literacy instruction courses from their credential program.
  • Already credentialed candidates completing elective courses for the MATR may enroll in electives before, concurrent and/or after completing reading coursework.
  • Already enrolled USF credential candidates who wish to transfer from MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) to MATR, may request a “Change of Academic Program” from the Teacher Education Department. MAT candidates may also add the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization to their masters program.

Teaching Reading Master's Program with Credential, MA

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.