Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Understanding the Cultural Contexts of Language and Literacy

Educators must have a deep understanding of the content they teach. This includes understanding social and cultural issues that impact learning and knowing how to communicate effectively with diverse students.

Our programs prepare future teachers like you with this knowledge.

As part of a carefully integrated set of courses, we offer essential field experiences at schools and community sites, which allow you to learn from some of the best teachers in the state.

Through our undergraduate courses, students engage in learning and teaching English/language arts, literacy, world languages, English as a second language, and content literacy for children and youth from preschool through high school.

At the graduate level, you will have the chance to learn with and from nationally and internationally renowned scholars along with other top-notch graduate students from around the world on your own journey to become a leading educator and researcher in the field.

Research and Service

Faculty and students conduct research in the areas of literacy, culture, and language education in communities near and far. Through these projects, students in our department get an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of current cultural issues that affect language education and literacy.