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Literacy Education

Empower learners and celebrate diversity in a collaborative, inclusive academic community. Blending practice, theory, and research in an online cohesive program, we offer courses, certificates, and a master’s degree for practicing teachers. 

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TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Promote equity and inclusivity for English language learners (ELLs) and other culturally and linguistically diverse students. We offer certificates and master’s degrees for state ESL endorsement, initial ESL teacher certification, and for advanced education in TESOL. 

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Embracing Diversity 

The Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture celebrates, welcomes, and embraces the diversity of students, faculty, staff, families, and the community. We recognize that, as lifelong learners, we must continuously explore, study, analyze, and critically discuss matters of culture, equity, access, and diversity. We welcome learners of all backgrounds, including culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as English language learners. We offer an inclusive environment and a culture of mutual respect that fosters an atmosphere of collegiality and kindness. We are a multicultural and international community. Recognizing the challenges that learners face today, we seek to address such challenges and create solutions for today and tomorrow.