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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.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    315 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone:
    • 706-542-4505 (general inquiries)
    • 706-583-8130 (student-related inquiries)
  • Fax: 706-542-3817
  • Email: lled@uga.edu

Department head: Anne K. Marcotte

Faculty and staff Support our programs

Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Bachelor's Degrees
    • BSEd in English Education Athens Campus

      This program prepares you to teach secondary-school English with classes in literature, composition, and language as well as student-teaching experience.

    • BSEd in World Language Education Athens Campus

      Earn certification as a world language / TESOL teacher at UGA's highly regarded program featuring hands-on classroom experience and an accomplished, internationally renowned faculty.

  • Dual Degrees
    • AB/BSEd in English/English Education Athens Campus

      Pursue your academic interests and your passion for educating others with a dual degree from the UGA College of Education and Department of English.

    • AB/BSEd in French/World Language Education Athens Campus

      The BSEd program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and less commonly taught languages in pre-school through 12th grade. There are established plans of study for French, German, Latin, and Spanish education. Additionally, this program can certify students pursuing an Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, or Russian degree

    • AB/BSEd in German/World Language Education Athens Campus

      The BSEd program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and less commonly taught languages in pre-school through 12th grade. There are established plans of study for French, German, Latin, and Spanish education. Additionally, this program can certify students pursuing an Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, or Russian degree

    • AB/BSEd in Latin/World Language Education Athens Campus

      The BSEd program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and less commonly taught languages in pre-school through 12th grade. There are established plans of study for French, German, Latin, and Spanish education. Additionally, this program can certify students pursuing an Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, or Russian degree

    • AB/BSEd in Spanish/World Language Education Athens Campus

      The BSEd program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and less commonly taught languages in pre-school through 12th grade. There are established plans of study for French, German, Latin, and Spanish education. Additionally, this program can certify students pursuing an Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, or Russian degree

  • Minors
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

      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.

  • Graduate Programs
  • Master of Education
    • MEd in English Education Athens Campus

      The MEd in English Education is designed for credentialed secondary school teachers who wish to advance their teaching of English, or the study of literature and other texts, instruction in composition, and language study.

    • MEd in Reading Education Athens Campus

      Become a vital part of the literacy learning process with an MEd in Reading Education. The program focuses on issues students face from preschool to high school.

    • MEd in TESOL and World Language Education Athens Campus

      TESOL and world language education has an exciting array of course and degree options for students interested in teaching and learning more than one language.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • MAT in English Education Athens Campus

      Designed to prepare teacher candidates who have already earned a BA or BS for a certified secondary school teaching position in English, or the study of literature and other texts, instruction in composition, and language study.

    • MAT in TESOL Athens Campus

      Gain exposure to new theoretical orientations, research methods, and TESOL teaching approaches with UGA's MAT in TESOL program.

    • MAT in World Language Education Athens Campus

      The MAT in World Language Education offers specialization in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and less commonly taught languages.

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Education Specialist
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • PhD in Language and Literacy Education Athens Campus

      Pursue a career as an educator with our PhD in language and literacy education and experience opportunities to conduct research, publish, and engage in other activities integral to higher education.

  • Doctor of Education
  • Non-Degree Programs
  • Certificates
  • Non-Degree Certifications
  • Endorsements
    • ESOL Endorsement

      Learn to help English learners in your classroom by adding the ESOL endorsement to your teaching certificate through our mostly online program.

    • 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.

Support our programs

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.

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Latest News

Exchanging expertise

March 16, 2017
UGA and Russian faculty develop new studies and teaching materials for second language learners.

English education professor to serve on new research advisory panel

February 16, 2017
Peter Smagorinsky was recently invited to serve on the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) Advisory Panel for a new education research program.

Documentary series features College's partnership with school district

January 13, 2017
Hosted by legendary actor James Earl Jones, the series of mini-documentaries called "Behind the Scenes" highlights innovations and leaders in areas such as health, education, business, culture and the environment.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
25

Powerful Argument Writing (Grades 5-12)

A Red Clay teacher consultant will introduce participants to the National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program, a cyclical approach to argument writing and instruction.

Apr
1

Family and Community Literacies Research Speaker Symposium

Award-winning researcher Shirley Brice Heath will talk about family literacy research and her follow-up work about reading to learn and informal learning across communities at a special symposium event.

Apr
19

Kappa Delta Pi Spring Initiation Ceremony

Kappa Delta Pi's Spring 2017 Initiation Ceremony is held once a year to induct new members into the organization.

May
4

Spring 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 spring and summer graduating class!

Recurring

Children's Literature Conference

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

Recurring

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"

Recurring

The Big Read: A Focus on Robinson Jeffers

Events in conjunction with the NEA's Big Read grant focus on the works of California environmental poet Robinson Jeffers.

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