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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.

Department: Curriculum & Instruction

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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