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Education, Language, Literacy, and Culture (M.A.)

Master Degree
Boise State University
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Instruction Method
Time to Degree
2 semesters

About the Program

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.

No more than one-half (1/2) of the total credits applied to a graduate degree or certificate can be from dual-listed classes.

Program Requirements

  • Graduate Major Requirements complete the following 7 requirements
    21 credits
    EDLLC548 - Psycholinguistics and Literacy
    3 credits
    EDLLC551 - Literacy Leadership
    3 credits
    EDLLC501 - Culturally Diverse Learners
    3 credits
    EDLLC560 - Research Lit & Multiling Edu
    3 credits
    EDLLC540 - Theoretical Found Lang & Lit
    3 credits
    EDLLC545 - Writing Process & Assess K-8
    3 credits
    Take at least 1 of the following:
    EDLLC542 - Best Practices Literacy Improv
    3 credits
    EDLLC509 - Field Experience/Bilingual
    1 - 3 credits
    EDLLC510 - Field Exp in ESL Classrooms
    1 - 3 credits
  • Take at least 9 elective credits: electives may be taken anywhere in the university but must be approved by the student's graduate advisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator. The student must demonstrate how the electives fit into the student's program of study centered around language, literacy, and culture.
    9 credits
  • Graduate Culminating Activity and Other Requirements take the following courses, take 8-12 credits
    8 - 12 credits
    Take at least 2 credits from EDLC692 and at least 6 credits from EDLLC593
    EDLLC672 - Capstone Proposal
    1 credit
    EDLLC692 - Capstone Course
    1 - 4 credits
    EDLLC593 - Thesis
    1 - 6 credits
Grand Total Credits

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.