Degrees & Programs

Literacy, Culture, & Language Education

Prepare for a career as a language educator. Build upon your knowledge and skills with a graduate degree in literacy, culture, and language education. Improve your skills as an educator through an understanding of the functions that language and literacy processes serve in various cultural contexts. Apply research-based knowledge in practice and internship opportunities in both formal and informal settings.

Our areas of specialty include:

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy
  • English/Language Arts Education, Secondary Literacy, and Content Literacy
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English as a Second Language (ESL), World Languages
Degrees Offered:
Overview

We are actively engaged in improving literacy and building language skills around the world.

We prepare:

  • Teachers of English, ESL and EFL, foreign language, and reading for positions of leadership in the field
  • Program directors, instructional supervisors, and curriculum specialists in language areas
  • Educators who develop improved instructional procedures and improved curricula in language education
  • College and university personnel to teach, design, and direct programs for the preparation of teachers of language education
  • Researchers in literacy, culture, and language education
  • Specialists in the development of programs and instructional materials in language education at all levels

We also offer course work for Indiana teachers who want to earn additional licensing in reading and teaching English as a second language (ESL). Find out more about license additions »

Faculty

Our Literacy, Culture, and Language Education faculty includes experienced language teachers, education leaders, and nationally recognized scholars. Our research interests are wide and varied, from the affect of race and gender on reading and writing instruction to teacher education. Because research is such an important component of our curriculum, you can expect to develop close relationships with faculty members.

IUPUI Faculty
  • Beth Berghoff, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Christine Leland, Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Joy Seybold, Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Annela Teemant, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
IUB Faculty
  • Donna Adomat, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Serafin Coronel-Molina, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Sharon Daley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • James Damico, Department Chair & Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Charles Frederick, Jr., Director, Student Academic Center
  • D.Ted Hall, Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Jerome Harste, Professor Emeritus of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Mary Beth Hines, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Literacy, Culture and Language Education
  • Mitzi Lewison, Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Carmen Medina, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Larry Mikulecky, Professor Emeritus of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Martha Nyikos, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Faridah Pawan, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Stephanie Power-Carter, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Sharon Pugh, Associate Professor Emeritus of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Beth Samuelson, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Walter Smith, Clinical Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Karen Wohlwend, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
Careers

Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions in PK-16 schools, colleges, and universities and nonprofit organizations. Many of our graduates hold leadership positions in which they are responsible for developing improved instructional procedures and curricula for literacy and language instruction. Another option for graduates of our degree programs is extending understanding of language and literacies in positions as researchers in universities and education research centers.

Contact

For detailed program information, please contact:

Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 3044
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone:(812) 856-8270
Email: lcle@indiana.edu