12 months
27310 USD/year
27310 USD/year
9362 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Reading and Literacy program of The University of Texas at San Antonio is designed to provide theory, research, knowledge, and field experiences for students who plan to teach reading and writing. 


Basic Degree Information/Description

Reading is presented as a linguistic, cognitive, and socio-cultural process in relation to other language arts processes such as listening and speaking, with particular emphasis on writing and the writing process. Students in the Reading and Literacy program of The University of Texas at San Antonio select one of two program emphases: instruction or research. The instruction emphasis is designed for teachers and can lead to completion of the requirements for certification as a reading specialist. The research emphasis is designed for students who want to pursue research in reading and writing; students in this emphasis normally pursue the thesis option. 

Why pursue an M.A in Education - Literacy Education?

Program breadth and quality:

  • Students can choose from a variety of foci: Writing Instruction, Teaching of Reading, Research, and Literacy Leadership.
  • 100% pass rate on Reading Specialist exam.
  • Strong faculty researchers.

Numerous enrichment opportunities:

  • San Antonio Writing Project
  • Literacy Researcher Series
  • Storytelling Festival
  • Children's Author Series

Career Options Available for an M.A in Education - Literacy Education Graduate

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Coach (Literacy Coach)
  • Adjunct College Instructor
  • Adult Literacy Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Principles of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Survey of Literacy Research
  • Theoretical Foundations of Literacy Education
  • Integrating Reading and the Language Arts
  • Secondary Literacy Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study
  • Applicants without adequate preparation in education may be required to complete preparatory courses as a condition of admission
  • A completed a Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America
  • Individuals who do not meet the University-wide graduate admission GPA may be required to submit GRE scores. General GRE, may not be older than five years
  • English language proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9362 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9362 USD per year during 12 months.


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