May 11, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Instruction, M.A.

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(online option also available)

This program offers an area of specialization in reading instruction. It is a carefully planned sequence of thirty semester hours designed to prepare the candidate with professional competencies and skills to more effectively teach and promote literacy skills at the elementary and secondary school levels. This degree is offered as a traditional program or as an online program.

Admission Requirements

Application to the Reading Instruction Master of Arts degree program is accomplished by completing and submitting the following to the School of Education (unless otherwise noted).

  1. Graduate Division Application: Submitted directly to the Graduate Division Office.
  2. Transcripts: Two copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, sent directly to the Graduate Division Office.
  3. GPA Requirement: Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; or a 3.05 GPA in the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework taken; or a 3.0 GPA in at least 9 units of graduate level coursework is required.
  4. Reading Instruction Program Application: Form may be obtained in the School of Education.
  5. Statement of Intent
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation: Forms may be obtained in the School of Education or online at
  7. Interview with the Program Director/Assistant Director: Upon completing the interview, the candidate's application is submitted to the Assistant Dean for review and recommendation. Once a recommendation is made, the candidate will receive written correspondence from the School of Education and Graduate Admissions explaining their admission status. The candidate is notified of their admission status approximately 2 weeks after completing their admission interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

Once the above have been completed, the candidate's file will be submitted to the Associate Dean for review. The Associate Dean may accept, defer, or deny admission.

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the Mission and Goals of the School of Education, the Literacy Education Programs strive to work collaboratively in a student-centered environment to be professionals who act to value and respect all individuals, promote social justice, promote cultural responsiveness, integrate theory and practice, develop moral, intellectual, responsible, and caring leaders and to collaborate and share leadership across communities.

Programs also strive to be, and to educate professionals to be, educators who: Respect and value all individuals and communities; Educate by integrating theory and practice; Advocate for access to a socially just education; and Lead in order to facilitate transformation.

For additional information, please refer to the School of Education Mission  and Goal Statements .

Program Requirements

Core courses:

 Students may choose to take any 3 of the 4 core courses

Comprehensive Assessment

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