Cal State San Marcos Offers New Online Degree Program

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New Master of Arts degree in Education to be offered online beginning Spring of 2013 at CSU San Marcos.

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New Master of Arts Degree in Education program to be offered entirely online. Courses will be taught by experienced faculty at CSU San Marcos.

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is launching a new degree program in Spring 2013: a Master of Arts in Education degree with a focus on literacy. The program is offered entirely online and consist of 39 required credits, which will take students approximately seven semesters, including summer, to complete. All online courses for the program will be taught by the experienced faculty of CSUSM.

The new program focuses on teaching literacy in a modern classroom. Students will gain a variety of critical skills, including the ability to create an environment that fosters reading through various instructional practices and approaches. Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet the challenges of building literacy in schools. Students will understand the principles behind using texts, assessment tools, and curriculum to teach literacy to students in a variety of settings.

In addition to receiving the degree, some students will be recommended for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential. Full time teaching experience (at least three years) is required for entrance into the certificate and credential program.

The first courses for CSUSM’s online master’s in literacy degree will begin in Spring 2013, with additional students being admitted each Spring. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply now. Additional information regarding the application process is available through the Extended Learning Program at CSUSM at 760-750-4020 or by visiting

About CSUSM Extended Learning
As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties. Offering degree programs, such as a biotechnology degree in San Diego, as well as both academic credit and noncredit professional enrichment courses, Extended Learning helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals. For more information please visit

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