This program prepares graduates to construct knowledge that leads and advances the field of language education. Students may specialize in areas including English Education; Reading Education: Children’s Literature and Language Arts P-5 or 6-12; World Language Education; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Degree Awarded: PHD

Degree Code: PHD_LLED

This department prepares high-quality educators for elementary, middle and high school levels. Scholars and educators within this department help shape the theory and praxis that guides literacy education, English education, foreign language education and English as a second language education.

The department boasts a strong heritage of research in and promotion of language and reading skills. Crucial research within this department continuously contributes to the development of answers to the new challenges facing students and teachers in the 21st century regarding discourse.

Department faculty has been nationally recognized for expertise within language and literacy development and education. Many have published their research and theories in books and professional journals, and have presented research findings in national conferences in areas such as critical literacy, methodology, social construction of literacy, situated learning, children’s and young adult literature, language acquisition, foreign language acquisition, discourse analysis, and teacher preparation.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101

Academic Department: Language and Literacy Education

315 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Coordinator: Jennifer Graff


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