Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading and Language Arts


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading and Language Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Most Master of Arts in Teaching in reading and language arts students are classroom teachers whose daily work requires them to deal with the literacy needs of young children, adolescents or adults. Instruction in the MAT program prepares classroom teachers to work effectively and efficiently in settings where class sizes may range from 5 to 40 or more learners. The MAT program allows certified teachers to add a Michigan endorsement as a Classroom Reading Teacher (BT), a Language Arts Teacher (BX) or a building level Reading Specialist (BR). The core program is the same for each endorsement but Oakland can only recommend students for one endorsement program based on those courses. Requirements and elective options vary according to the intended endorsement program. Endorsement candidates must complete the coursework and pass the appropriate state of Michigan certification endorsement test before the endorsement can be issued by the State.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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