Education (Language, Literacy & Culture) - Master of Arts (Online)

The program with a concentration in Language, Literacy and Culture (Reading, without licensure) prepares educational leaders and scholars who understand reading, language and literacy education in complex and diverse ways; particularly as these relate to issues of social justice and equity. This program emphasizes the development of critical and expansive perspectives on language and multiculturalism with a focus on the relevance of these for PreK-12 public school students from diverse ethno-linguistic backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to engage in leadership and research activities in a variety of settings at local, state and federal levels.

  • To add a Reading Endorsement to a New Mexico Teaching license, students need 24 credits in reading or related area. Please see specific requirements set forth by New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Courses with RDG prefix are not offered every semester. Please check with your faculty advisor to plan accordingly
  • For additional information about the LLC program visit the program website
Prefix Title Credits
Course Requirements
TPAL Core Courses
EDUC 5120Multicultural Education3
EDUC 5160Curriculum and Pedagogy3
EDUC 5140Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy3
EDUC 5170Action Research Projects3
Language, Literacy & Culture Courses 1
READ 5350Adult and Family Literacy3
READ 5340Literacy Assessment and Evaluation3
READ 5360Digital Literacies3
READ 5210Language and Literacy Acquisition3
READ 5410Theory and Pedagogy of Literature for Children and Adolescents3
READ 5220Sociopsycholinguistics of Reading3
READ 5420Theory and Pedagogy of Writing3
Total Credits33

Students seeking a Reading Endorsement can use an upper level reading course from their undergraduate degree as part of the required 24 reading credits. Please check with your faculty advisor to plan accordingly. 


This course is the final core course that students are required to take. EDUC 5120 Multicultural Education, EDUC 5160 Curriculum and Pedagogy, and EDUC 5140 Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy are prerequisites to taking EDUC 5170 Action Research Projects.