MA in Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis in Reading and Writing

School of Education & Human Development - Denver



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

Have you noticed that teaching literacy has gotten increasingly difficult given the changing, diverse populations of children that you teach?

CU Denver's online MA in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Writing is designed for working teachers just like you, who want to advance their knowledge around literacy and reading. 

This 30-credit masters degree program will give you advanced knowledge and training to work with diverse student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills.

Course work includes:

  • Language and literacy acquisition
  • Culturally relevant teaching practices
  • Literacy assessment
  • Informed instruction and hands-on practica

How to Apply

Degree Requirements

This new program will offer focus on reading and writing adding a particular focus on working with diverse learners.

This 30 credit teaching program can be completed in as short as one year, and consists of the following:

  • Three Core Concentration Courses (9 credits)
  • Five Course Inventories (15 credits)
  • One Research Course (3 credits)
  • And a Capstone Course(3 credits)

*Of note, you can apply for one of the six scholarships PER YEAR that are offered. If you work in a school that qualifies, you can simply apply for federal TEACH grants to complete this degree.*