If you have your master's degree and are looking to further your language and literacy expertise, our highly flexible educational specialist program allows you to pursue topics that interest you in a format that fits your schedule.
This degree is also a great fit if you wish to further your studies but are unsure if a doctorate is for you. Our graduates return to the classroom with greater expertise and authority, serving as school-based literacy coaches, department heads, Title III program coordinators, parent-school liaisons, and curriculum writers.
This emphasis will help you hone your pedagogical capabilities within the diverse field of language and literacy education. Choose from among several areas of emphasis to personalize your program to your background and interests and earn a certificate upgrade.
Each program of study involves three core areas:
Coursework in this area of emphasis includes:
You'll work with an advisor to design a flexible program that works for you and your academic goals.
Whatever format you choose, you'll work with faculty members who are internationally recognized for their innovative teaching practices and research in language and literacy education.
If you align your studies with your initial certification, you should be able to earn a certificate upgrade in that area. Please check with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to confirm your eligibility for a certificate upgrade.
You may also pursue add-on endorsements such as reading, gifted education, ESOL, or educational leadership as part of your program of study.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Expand your experience by getting involved in campus activities including the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Language and Literacy Graduate Student Organization, and the Children's Literature Conference and Book Awards.
Increase your expertise in language and literacy education, meet other educators from around the state, and work with internationally recognized faculty members, all while continuing your career.
Many students take advantage of opportunities to go on study abroad programs in England, Scotland, Fiji, and Costa Rica, among other locations.
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