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MA in Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture

100% Online Program option available

Are you looking for ways to support the literacy needs of all learners? Or do you work with diverse learners requiring different levels of literacy interventions and support?

Graduates from our program tell us they feel prepared to think through challenges to support the readers and writers in their classrooms. The Master of Arts in Education, Language, Literacy and Culture is designed to develop your understanding of the field of literacy and language development so you can serve all K-12 learners. Our program is aligned with the International Literacy Association Standards for Reading Professionals.

Students have the option of earning an Idaho State Literacy endorsement through the completion of specific courses in the program. Contact us to learn more.

The Master of Arts in Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture can be completed 100% online or with face-to-face options. Students have the ability to build a program that best suits their learning preferences and schedules by selecting online or face-to-face classes.

Department Name: Department of Literacy, Language and Culture

Official Degree Name: Master of Arts in Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture

Degree Type: Master of Arts

Type of Idaho Teaching Certification (optional): Idaho Literacy endorsement

The MA in Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture does not lead to initial teacher certification. If you are seeking teaching certification and a master’s degree, please refer to one of the Master in Teaching (MIT) programs:

MIT Elementary Education

MIT Secondary Education

MIT Special Education

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Education, Literacy are prepared to support the reading, writing and speaking development of K-12 learners in and out of the classroom.

With this degree, you will be ready to work with literacy learners in classrooms, after school programs, or other formal and informal educational settings.

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High Value, High Quality

Earn a graduate degree from one of the Northwest’s top 3 colleges of education.

Boise State stands out for its high-quality and high-value programs. Full-time in-state tuition is estimated at $9,638, and out-of-state at $26,558 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Source: 2023 US News and World Report

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Hear from our graduates

Unique opportunities

Jenna Colson describes why she chose the Master of Arts in Education, Literacy program to help her offer unique opportunities in literacy for the first grade students she teaches, and how she can apply what she learned in the program directly to students.

Improve teaching

Ryan Clinton discusses why he chose the Master of Arts in Education, Literacy program to help him improve teaching reading and writing skills to his second grade students, and how faculty in the program support teachers by working around their schedule.

Support all learners

Emily Austin shares how the Master of Arts in Education, Literacy is preparing her to become an even stronger teacher of literacy in the classroom to support all learners, and how faculty support has been essential to her success.

Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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