Master's Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Language, Reading & Culture M.A.

The Language, Reading & Culture master’s program focuses on theory, research, and practice in language, literacy, and culture, encouraging critical inquiry to examine sociocultural issues within teaching and learning. A wide range of courses and experiences are available around focus areas, including children’s and young adult literature, bilingual education and English language learners, diversity and social justice, early childhood education, literacies for a multicultural multimodal world, and Indigenous education and language. Courses are offered on-campus in late afternoon/evening with some hybrid and on-line course options.  You can select or design a focus area that aligns with your interests and goals.

Learn and develop competencies in language, reading, writing, early literacy, children's literature, adult and family literacy, multicultural education, and applied linguistics
Study and conduct research related to language, reading, and culture
Gain hands-on field experience through an internship or research

Sample Courses

Courses in the 32-credit program are delivered in-person and online. Core coursework in the program include TLS 504 (Language and Culture in Education) and TLS 505 (Language and Literacy). In addition to core coursework, students must complete 6 credits of field experience and 3 credits of research.


The Language, Reading & Culture M.A. program prepares you for a variety of professional and academic roles. 

Contact Us

For inquiries about the program, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator Andrea Lauritzen.