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Literacies and Children's Literature

Ranked among the top 10 programs in the country, our degrees focus on innovative research and teaching practices. Faculty members engage students in critical inquiry and an analysis of literacy issues based on each student’s experience and goals. Areas of exploration include:

  • Literacy and technology
  • Adult second-language learning
  • Multiculturalism
  • Early, elementary, and adolescent literacy
  • Children’s literature
  • Inquiry-based issues of learning

Degree Programs

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Arts (MA)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Non-Degree Programs


  • Reading Education Endorsement

    If you are certified to teach in Georgia, our reading endorsement may be added on to your teaching certificate, giving you expertise in P-5 or 6-12 classrooms.

Faculty and Staff

Donna E. Alvermann The Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Parr Aderhold Professor in Education and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus
Crystal L. Beach Part-Time Assistant Professor
Tisha Lewis Ellison Associate Professor
Jennifer Graff Associate Professor
Mary Guay Clinical Associate Professor
Petros Panaou Clinical Professor
David Reinking Adjunct Professor

Contact Info

  • Phone: 706-542-4505 (general inquiries) 706-583-8130 (student inquiries)
  • Email:
315 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
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