Doctoral Degree Programschoose a program
Master's Degreechoose a program
Graduate Certificate Programschoose a program
Downtown Campus Programschoose a program
Integrated Programschoose a program
We have two teams to help you through the process.
General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.
Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.
Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52
Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332
Contact Graduate Processors:
Phone: (210) 458-7985
Send Official Transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.
Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.
Reading and Literacy (M.A.)
Basic Degree Information/Description
This concentration is designed to provide theory, research, knowledge, and field experiences for students who plan to teach reading and writing. 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 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
- Thesis Option: 33 Semester Credit Hours
- Non-Thesis Option: 36 Semester Credit Hours
- For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
|Required Degree||Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.|
|Other Degree Requirements||Applicants without adequate preparation in education may be required to complete preparatory courses as a condition of admission.|
|General University Requirements||Must meet university wide requirements.|
|Application||A completed a Graduate School application.|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.|
|Resume or Curriculum Vitae||Not Required.
|Letters of Recommendation||Not Required.|
|Statement of Purpose||Not Required.|
|Test Scores||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.|
|Evaluation of Foreign Credentials||
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
|International Applicants||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
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
Research taking place in the M.A in Education - Literacy Education program
Faculty are engaged in wide-ranging research projects that include: reading comprehension in electronic environments, vocabulary development, relationships between oral and written language, transnational research, critical literacy, children's literary understanding, and literacy development in bilingual contexts.