Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Special Education Literacy, M.A.

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The Special Education Literacy master’s degree is for licensed teachers or candidates who have completed the requirements for their teaching license. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. They receive 30 tuition-free credits of coursework  in exchange for working with a partner school district as a reading/writing Tier II interventionist for a program that runs one year. This degree program places an emphasis on developing candidates’ reading intervention skills.


  • Must be a licenced teacher or eligible for licensure
  • Students are required to participate as a literacy fellow with a partner district
  • All courses must be completed at USJ


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program.

Comprehensive Exam

Students must complete a capstone project as a culminating experience in order to meet the university Master of Arts requirement. 



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