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Language & Literacy


Language & Literacy Education (L&L) encourages students to explore issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity, bilingual/ESL education, children's literature, and reading and writing in the classroom and community. Students can complete coursework towards the state of Illinois Bilingual/ESL endorsement. The program prepares educators to engage critically in scholarship that impacts policies and practices in local and global contexts.

Who should apply

Teachers, educational administrators, program coordinators, community leaders, and others who want to:

  • Explore issues related to language and literacy learning
  • Address the needs of all learners in a diverse society
  • Integrate innovative language and literacy practices across the curriculum  
  • Learn various forms of authentic assessment

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