Education (Language, Literature & Culture) - Master of Arts

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 515Multicultural Education3
EDUC 516Curriculum and Pedagogy I3
EDUC 519Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy3
EDUC 520Action Research Projects 23
Language, Literacy & Culture Courses 1
RDG 510Adult and Family Literacy3
RDG 511Literacy Assessment and Evaluation3
RDG 518Digital Literacies3
RDG 522Language and Literacy Acquisition3
RDG 525Theory and Pedagogy of Literature for Children and Adolescents3
RDG 530Sociopsycholinguistics of Reading3
RDG 590Theory and Pedagogy of Writing3
Total Credits33