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Come work, study, and learn with the nationally and internationally recognized faculty of the Department of Language and Literacy Education. We offer a wide and robust selection of endorsement, certificate, and degree programs for educators interested in literacy learning and language acquisition. Whether on campus, online, or some combination of the two, there is a language and literacy program to fit your needs.

Our three areas of focus—English education, literacies and children's literature, and TESOL and world language education—provide cutting-edge instruction marked by innovative design, challenging content, and rich professional relationships. Graduates of our BSEd, MEd, MAT, and EdS programs take their expertise to schools throughout the Southeast, while our doctoral graduates populate research-intensive universities across the nation.

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  • 315 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Department head: Anne K. Marcotte

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Latest News

Alumna selected as an inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellow

Jul 14, 2016 Filed under: alumni, kudos, spotlight, students and faculty
Alumna and assistant professor Stephanie Jones was selected as a new Mellon Faculty Fellow for applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship and service.

Professor quoted in Atlanta newspaper article

Jul 5, 2016 Filed under: media mention
Ruth Harman suggests the state increase its dual-language immersion programs to help students.

Understanding literacies through chalk art

Jun 20, 2016 Filed under: service and community, spotlight, students and faculty
English education graduate students participate in College's first Madonnari to illustrate different understandings of literacies and discourse.
Cover art for the Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Journal of Language and Literacy Education
A bi-annual online, peer-reviewed journal edited by graduate students in the Department of Language and Literacy Education.

Upcoming Events

Aug
19

Author reading: Professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Join department of language and literacy education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor for an evening of readings from her new book, "Imperfect Tense."

Sep
8–9

Progress Monitoring for Individual Education Programs (IEP)

This workshop is designed to help special education teachers implement evidence-based practices in progress monitoring.

Sep
30

9th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

This one-day conference will include keynotes, breakout sessions, and discussions on several timely topics related to the State of Education in Georgia.

Oct
21

Innovation in Teaching Conference

This one-day conference highlights innovative teaching and teachers across all departments in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.


Recurring
event

Children's Literature Conference

The Georgia Children's Book Award committees are committed to rewarding, recognizing, and promoting excellence in children's literature.


Recurring
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Journal of Language Literacy Education Conference

The JoLLE conference is a unique conference where all presentations are hands-on, rather than the typical "talking heads"