Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading and Language Arts
The department considers only those applicants who hold baccalaureate degrees from regionally accredited institutions. While an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 is the minimum standard for admission, other factors bearing on potential academic success are given due consideration. An application for admission, an application fee, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts of previous academic work must be submitted to Graduate Admissions before the application can be reviewed by the department.
This is A K-12 endorsement area that allows the greatest flexibility within the literacy areas. To fulfill the program requirements of the endorsement, the teacher must complete the core courses in RLA as well as RDG 338, Reading and Learning in the Content Areas, and RDG 540, Leadership in Literacy Education. Teachers who hold a Reading Specialist Endorsement are considered qualified to teach Reading, Language Arts (middle school only), Title 1 Reading, Developmental Reading, and Introduction to Linguistics.
The Reading Teacher endorsement is fulfilled by completing the core courses in the RLA MAT. This allows the teacher to use the remaining classes to concentrate on a specific area in literacy such as writing, early reading or children’s literature. Holders of the Reading Teacher endorsements are considered highly qualified to teach Reading and Developmental Reading within the grade levels of their certificate.
This is normally offered as an option in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Teaching degree. Those wishing to apply for that endorsement as part of the MAT in Reading and Language Arts must either document that they have taken an English course and a Linguistics course equivalent to ALS 176, The Humanity of Language. The Language Arts Endorsement is a K-8 endorsement that shows the holder to be highly qualified to teach the following areas:
- K-8 Language Arts
Direct questions about the MAT in Reading and Languages for the Macomb enrollment option to:
Sue Ann Sharma, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for the OU-Macomb