We focus on the ways people teach & learn. The department cultivates outstanding educators interested in pursuing research, improving their teaching & enhancing their career. Our students are excellent teachers who become leaders in their fields and are highly recruited.

Students focus on one or more primary areas: curriculum, aesthetics, & teacher education. Students & faculty share interests & commitments to interdisciplinary, integrated approaches rather than one disciplinary focus.

Students explore both the broad issues facing language & literacy education through coursework and independent research. Students can focus on Bilingual/ESL education, Writing Studies, Early to Secondary Literacy, or Children's Literature.