This 30-unit program is a unique, summer-only (2 summers) Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Language Arts for teachers in grades K-12 with a focus on current knowledge in Reading and Language Arts.
Complete in 2 Summers
Designed for schedules of traditional and year-round teachers
Mostly asynchronous with synchronous class meetings in the evenings
3 courses in literacy theory, research and practice each summer
Attend virtual conference of international literacy experts each summer
Decades of Experience
We have 40 years of experience
At $4,658 per summer, the tuition for California residents is much lower than the pricetag for private universities.
42nd SDSU Reading and Language Arts Virtual Conference
MAT students attend a week-long virtual conference each summer. For more than 40 years, this conference has drawn national speakers to discuss current issues in children's and adolescent literacy and state-of-the-art instructional strategies. The conference is a course and other courses do not meet during this week.
To receive the Master of Arts in Education degree, students must complete 30 units in 2 summers. Receive up to 6 units of credit for credential course work completed in the past 4 years.
Summer 2023 Course Dates: May 22–July 3 (most summers classes run from last week of May, when SDSU starts summer session, for 6 weeks)
A variety of instructional sequences (mini-courses), each focusing on a single topic or competency dealing with reading instruction. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree
Advanced study of the research in curriculum development, construction and evaluation
Research-based pedagogy for diverse learners. Instructional strategies applicable across disciplines.
Development of assessments and tests common in instructional and research contexts. Uses and interpretation of assessment data in given differential social/political contexts. Implications for research and instruction.
A variety of instructional sequences (mini-courses), each focusing on a single topic or competency dealing with reading instruction. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.
Survey of children’s/adolescents’ literature and its incorporation into the classroom curriculum.
Trends in reading instruction to include developmental sequences in reading skills and abilities, reading in the content fields, individual differences and interests.
Capstone course for Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Action research conducted in students’ own teaching environments.
Cal State Apply Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
Next Info Session: TBA
Summer 2023 Course Dates: May 22–July 3rd 2023
Summer 2023 Conference Dates: June 20th-23rd 2023
Frequently Asked Questions